Ronald Wilson Reagan Part 68

Haraz N. Ghanbari / AP

No. 14: George Mason’s Cinderella run

Washington Regional final, March 26, 2006 — Underdog usually finds a home in the NCAA tournament, but rarely in the later rounds. That changed in 2006. George Mason beat powerhouses Michigan State and North Carolina, ran past Wichita State in the Sweet 16 then shocked top-ranked Connecticut. “I can only imagine the feeling they must have on that campus, in that locker room,” said UConn coach Jim Calhoun. “It’s something they probably never imagined. We’ve imagined it, and we’ve done it. They could never have imagined it.”

If you liked that run by George Mason then what about that unbelievable game by VCU over Kansas? Now Butler and VCU will face each other in the Final Four. Who would have predicted that? Not President Obama, that is for sure. He predicted all four number one seeds to be in the final four. He is 0-4 on that pick.

Picture of Ronald Reagan as a youth standing near a tree in Dixon, Illinois.
(Picture from the Ronald Reagan Library)

Ronald Reagan in Dixon, Illinois. (Circa 1920s)

1980 Presidential Debate Carter v Reagan

Governor Reagan?

GOVERNOR REAGAN

I know the President’s supposed to be replying to me, but sometimes, I have a hard time in connecting what he’s saying with what I have said or what my positions are. I sometimes think he’s like the witch doctor that gets mad when a good doctor comes along with a cure that’ll work.

My point I have made already, Mr. President, with regard to negotiating. It does not call for nuclear superiority on the part of the United States; it calls for a mutual reduction of these weapons, as I say, that neither of us can represent a threat to the other. And to suggest that the SALT II treaty that your negotiators negotiated was just a continuation, and based on all of the preceding efforts by two previous Presidents, is just not true. It was a new negotiation, because, as I say, President Ford was within about 10 percent of having a solution that could be acceptable. And I think our allies would be very happy to go along with a fair and verifiable SALT agreement.

A evacuee woman (L) reacts as a volunteer worker gives her news on people she has been looking for at an evacuation center in coastal city of Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture, northeastern Japan, 19 March 2011. The number of estimated dead and missing person kept rising on 19 March, adding another fear to evacuees who have already been spending their days in dire conditions as they hopelessly wait for a good news on their loved ones whereabouts since a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit Japan on 11 March 2011.  EPA/DAI KUROKAWA 

A evacuee woman (L) reacts as a volunteer worker gives her news on people she has been looking for at an evacuation center in coastal city of Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture, northeastern Japan, 19 March 2011. The number of estimated dead and missing person kept rising on 19 March, adding another fear to evacuees who have already been spending their days in dire conditions as they hopelessly wait for a good news on their loved ones whereabouts since a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit Japan on 11 March 2011. EPA/DAI KUROKAWA
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