Stylish, influential and firm, many remember and admire Mrs. Reagan for the love and loyalty she had for her husband, the late former President Ronald Reagan.
But Branstad said Ronald Reagan came out and gave a “wonderful” speech that wowed delegates at the northwest Iowa GOP district convention – and Reagan wound up winning about half of the Iowa delegates at the Republican National Convention in Kansas City.
“I think it’s been well-documented the extraordinary love that she had for her husband, and the extraordinary comfort and strength she provided him during really hard times”, Obama said in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. Once the arrangements are final, the White House will announce who will represent President Obama at the funeral, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said.
To honor Nancy Reagan, Branstad on Monday ordered all flags in Iowa to be flown half-staff immediately until sunset on the day she is buried.
To prepare for her funeral, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is closed, and will re-open to the public on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 10 a.m.
He said he hoped the memory of Nancy Reagan’s life might “have some effect on this circuslike campaign”.
“Ronald Reagan was the keynote speaker”.
Ted Cruz calls himself the first true conservative running for president since Reagan and has promised to employ a “Reaganite” approach.
Reagan died Sunday in her home in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure at age 94.
The president hosted Reagan at the White House in 2009 for a bill signing for legislation establishing a commission to hold a 100th anniversary celebration of Ronald Reagan’s life. Many details of Friday’s funeral service were planned by Nancy Reagan before her passing.
“I will confess to one puzzlement but I’m sure it is just some trick perpetrated by our friends – (Ha again!) I can’t remember ever being without you and I know I was born more than 20 mins ago”. She stood up for Ronnie in every way because she believed in him, she loved him and she wasn’t going to let anyone do any harm to him.
The boorish spectacle of the race dismayed many visitors at the Reagan library in Simi Valley. The two married in 1952 and remained so until her husband died from Alzheimer’s Disease in 2004.