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Topic - Peter M. Robinson
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Comparing current politicians to Ronald Reagan is a "terrible mistake," said the man who wrote Mr. Reagan"s famous "tear down this wall" speech 20 years ago.
Comparing current politicians to Ronald Reagan is a "terrible mistake," said the man who wrote Mr. Reagan's famous "tear down this wall" speech 26 years ago.
The 1987 speech is "a moment that sums up for me a great deal of what I so loved and admired about Ronald Reagan," Mr. Robinson said during a telephone interview from Stanford University, where he is a Hoover Institution research fellow.
"Figures of the magnitude of Ronald Reagan only come along a couple of times in a century," said Peter M. Robinson. "It would be a terrible mistake for anyone, but particularly for us Republicans, to judge current candidates by the standard of Ronald Reagan."