Rising to Reagan
A leader’s ascension to conservatism was described over the Jan. 6-7 weekend by Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in Sea Island, Ga., where the likely 2008 presidential contender addressed Awakening 2007, a conservative gathering created a dozen years ago to stimulate dialogue about important issues confronting America.
“Now, I wasn’t always a Ronald Reagan conservative. Neither was Ronald Reagan, by the way,” noted the Republican governor. “Perhaps some in this room have had the opportunity to listen, learn and benefit from life’s experience — and to grow in wisdom, as I have.
“My life experience convinced me that Ronald Reagan was right.”