More Gipper Greatness

by Steven F. Hayward

I’ve long said that one of the most remarkable things about Ronald Reagan was how far ahead of his time he was with so many ideas. And now a fresh example from Lou Cannon’s forthcoming book about Reagan’s governorship that is important to us oneophiles:

“‘You’re not allowed to advertise that alcohol has any food value, but wine has,’ Reagan told me two decades before the New England Journal of Medicine found medicinal value to moderate wine-drinking.”

What a great GREAT man.