What Some Would-Be Successors Tweeted About Ronald Reagan on His Birthday

On the 104th anniversary of his birth, Ronald Reagan was saluted today on Twitter by many of the fellow Republicans who are seriously thinking about seeking to become one of his successors as president.reagan

Joining them was Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., with a Reaganesque tax message that surely would have made the Great Communicator chuckle. Sanders, a socialist, is considering challenging former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Democratic nomination for president.

Here are their birthday greetings, some more personal than others, in the order the presidential hopefuls tweeted them.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who also celebrated his wedding anniversary today, led the pack with this exclamation (also tweeted later with a different Reagan photo):

 

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, twice tweeted out this tribute:

 

Next came Sanders, creatively quoting the Gipper to make a point on tax policy:

 

Former New York Gov. George Pataki, who just visited New Hampshire, also had a Reagan quote at hand:

 

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, contemplating a second White House bid, kept it simple and reflective:

 

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Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor whose brother knows something about the presidency and whose father was Reagan’s vice president before also being elected president, managed to work in his “rise” theme:

 

Oho Gov. John Kasich, who is spending a lot of time promoting a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution, made faith his theme:

 

In with her own Reagan quote on human potential was Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard who some see as a worthy opponent to Hillary Clinton:

 

Rick Perry, until recently the governor of Texas, chose to share recent remarks he made in Reagan’s honor:

 

Technically, 2012 nominee Mitt Romney took himself out of the running a week ago, but it seems only fair to let him in on this celebration.

 

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As the day drew to a close, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., delivered a special birthday card via Twitter:

 

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, who will be the keynote speaker at CPAC’s Ronald Reagan Dinner on Feb. 27, had reason to be thinking of him. (Click on the link after Pence’s message for a historic picture.)

 

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