Ronald Reagan: "Now
you hear a lot of jokes
about Silent Cal Coolidge,
but I think the joke is on
the people that make
jokes because if you look
at his record, he cut taxes
four times. We had
probably the greatest
growth and prosperity that
we've ever known."

Sarah Palin: "one of our most
underrated presidents . . .
Americans are awakening
again to the wisdom of
President Coolidge . . ."

"He wrote simply, innocently,
artlessly,"
H. L. Mencken once noted
regarding Coolidge's prose,
"He forgot all the literary
affectations and set down his
ideas exactly as they came
into his head. The result was
a bald, but strangely
appealing piece of writing—a
composition of almost
Lincolnian austerity and
beauty.
The true Vermonter was in
every line of it."

Grover Norquist:
"We're looking for
another Coolidge."

Tim Naftali, Director of
the Richard Nixon
Presidential Library
and Museum:
"If you want to balance:
it's Coolidge versus
[Franklin D.] Roosevelt in
dealing with
the economy."

Author Tucker S. Garland
III: "The two most
successful Republican
presidents in the last
century were Calvin
Coolidge and Ronald
Reagan."

Amity Shlaes: "Reagan
himself admired Coolidge.
It's time the rest of us
did too."

Mark Steyn: "If you're
like me and your idea of a
conservative president is
Calvin Coolidge . . ."

George Will says: "Calvin
Coolidge, the last
president with whom I fully
agreed . . ."

Robert Merry: "The
Coolidge years represent
the country's most distilled
experiment in supply-side
economics—and the
doctrine's most
conspicuous success."

Will Cain says: "Calvin
Coolidge is my favorite
president."
David Pietrusza Discussing Calvin Coolidge on
the Glenn Beck Program September 2010
Amity Shlaes and David Pietrusza
Amity Shlaes and David Pietrusza Discussing
Calvin Coolidge at the
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, October 2010

focuses his famed terse eloquence
on the nation's founders, not
merely on George Washington's
indispensable figure but also on
the Declaration of Independence
and the Constitution, Alexander
Hamilton, Washington's fellow
Virginia patriots, the Battles of
Bunker Hill, Princeton, and
Trenton, Ethan Allen's Green
Mountain Boys, Boston's Old
North Church, Methodist
Episcopal Bishop Francis Asbury,
and the pivotal role Jewish
Americans played in winning of
our freedoms. No modern
president has spoken so much-or
so well-of America's providential
genesis.
Coolidge transforms mere history
into a history
lesson.
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