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Pastimes : Ronald Reagan 1911-2004

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To: Glenn Petersen who started this subject7/19/2004 12:10:07 PM
From: calgal  Read Replies (1) of 264
Michael Reagan Reveals Ron Never Voted for Father
Recently, Ron Reagan, the son of President Reagan, argued on MSNBC how unconscionable it is that there are those in Washington "standing in the way" of stem cell research, given that so many could so quickly reap its benefits.
And young Ron's planned prime-time speech at the Democratic convention has been touted as a major coup for the Democrats.
Not so fast, President Reagan's elder son, Michael, says.
Discussing the Ron Reagan speech, Michael Reagan told his radio audience on his nationally syndicated "Michael Reagan Show" (Radio America Network) that brother Ron has no interest in continuing his father's political legacy.

In fact, Michael said that his brother so vehemently disliked his father's views he never voted for his own father when he ran twice for the presidency.

Michael said that "in the interest of accuracy, and to defend [his] father’s legacy," he must make clear the difference between embryonic stem cell research and adult stem cell research:

"Stem cell research is going forward. Embryonic stem cell research is going forward. But embryonic stem cells create tumors in rats while adult stem cells are doing quite well. The Left, including my brother, make you forget the difference."

Michael continued: "The president, and most everybody I know, is in fact on board with stem cell research. It is the creation and destruction of an embryo for those cells which conservatives have a problem with."
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