This hit me harder than I thought it would even though I saw the news this morning that he was in his last days. I was one of those Reagan-Democrats that voted for him in his second term. I was disillusioned with Jimmy Carter after voting for him and from what my family had taught me Ronald Reagan was the equivalent of the anti-Christ in Oregon. I ended up not voting in that election cycle. Mr. Reagan totally won me over and I found myself agreeing more and more with the messages that he communicated. His efforts along with the Holy Father brought down the iron curtain and brought freedom to millions. He revitalized our military and made us proud to be in the Armed Forces again. He articulated his vision for America and the world and never left his principles behind.
He made me laugh and I loved him and I will deeply miss him.