Ronald Reagan made me realize I'm a conservative
I was a young man when Ronald Reagan was president, and I voted against him twice. I was raised by a state employee who was a self-described socialist so I automatically distrusted any Republican at the time.
During his second term Ronald Reagan won me over. It became apparent to me that he was the best executive I'd seen in my lifetime. I still agree with that to this day. The House bank and post office scandals cemented my political views.. socialists are the enemy and most of them reside on the left side of the aisle. Nowadays there are many on the right side as well, and that pains me greatly.
We need another Reagan-like president very badly. He serves as an example of what a fine commander-in-chief should be, and I miss him. More importantly, our nation suffers without the leadership he provided.