They stood up there on the stage, shoulder to shoulder, and voiced their opinions freely, often disagreeing with each other over the various details, but they did it like the gentlemen and lady that they are; attacking positions on the issues without attacking each other.
My dad, Ronald Reagan, would have been proud to see them strictly observe his 11th Commandment - that Republicans shall not ever speak ill of their fellow Republicans. They did not go after each other but kept their eyes on the target, Barak Obama, the architect of this double-dip recession he has inflicted on the nation. He can try to blame George W. Bush, but this illegitimate baby is his and it's time he admits his fatherhood.
Liberals, wake up! Barack Obama is a disaster. He is dragging you and the nation down as he attempts to impose his Euro-Marxist agenda on the United States. Rep. Bachmann was right on when she told him, "You are a one-term president."
While Obama campaigns for his job, raising huge sums of cash to fund his re-election campaign, tens of thousands of jobless Americans suffer. I can only pray that the 841,000 Puerto Ricans in Florida that Obama was trying to influence by visiting Puerto Rico are smarter than we were in 2008 and vote Republican in 2012.
My father believed in keeping your eye on the big picture, and the candidates truly did that the other evening in New Hampshire. They understood that if we are going to make Michele Bachman's words come true we are going to have to be united after the primaries and support fully our nominee, whoever that might be. That is what my dad would have done.
To all of you presidential hopefuls, this Reagan says "bravo" and "good job, well done." Now let's get together and go out and win one for America.
The future of this great and blessed nation is at stake. America cannot survive another four years of an Obama administration. At this moment he is fighting another undeclared war in a nation few Americans could even locate on a map, and where no real American interests are at stake. Yet he is risking American lives in bombing raids being carried out without a declaration of war or Congressional approval, and spending billions of our tax dollars in a time of recession to pay for this undeclared war.
If we are lucky we'll get though the remaining year and-a-half of the Obama misadministration without going bankrupt. Hopefully Congress, now under GOP control in the House and close to it in the Senate, will rein in this out-of-control administration before it wrecks America.
And remember, the Gipper is watching. Let's not disappoint him.
• Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant, and the author of "The New Reagan Revolution" (St. Martin's Press, 2011). Visit his website at www.reagan.com, or e-mail comments to Reagan@caglecartoons.com.