Here's a newspaper endorsement Hillary Clinton got in New Hampshire and touted on her website (emphasis added):

But no president can do it alone. She must break recent tradition, cast cronyism aside and fill her cabinet with the best people, not only the best Democrats, but the best Republicans as well.. We’re confident she will do that. Her list of favorite presidents - Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Lincoln, both Roosevelts, Truman, George H.W. Bush and Reagan - demonstrates how she thinks. As expected, Bill Clinton was also included on the aforementioned list.



Maybe we can put this dumb controversy to rest? Reagan was, though not someone I would call a good president or one of my favorites, undeniably an effective president in the sense that he had a very ambitious agenda and got a lot of it enacted before handing things off to his designated successor, and it's perfectly reasonable for aspiring presidents to want to emulate him in some regards. I'm not, however, ever in favor of talking about the need for "new ideas" or whatever.

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