Happy Birthday Ronald Reagan!

This wouldn't be a pop culture politics blog without a meeting of the masterminds: Ronald Reagan and the King of Pop.  I love how MJ helps Nancy Reagan up the stairs at :27, what a gentleman.

I think this is what's missing from the GOP today.  Both Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush welcomed MJ to the White House and embraced 80s pop culture.  President Obama and his famous friends, Beyonce and Jay Z, seem to be ridiculed by the right for his attention to the celebrities who help him be so COOL.

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Pop culture isn't something to shy away from.  It's yet another way to reach your target audience, and like the Gipper did..HANG OUT WITH MICHAEL JACKSON!!

Anyway, Happy Birthday Ronald Reagan!