700 Club host and Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson wishes that he could raise former Republican President Ronald Reagan from the dead to lead America once again.
He skipped the Bushes.
Never mind the obvious problems of Reagan not being able to hold office after already serving two terms, or his Alzheimers still being an issue.
Since 2007, deceased presidents have been commemorated on $1 coins in the order of their service, according to CoinNews.net.
“Next year marks an end to the series with the commemoration of Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan. They were the 37th, 38th and 40th Presidents of the United States,” states CoinNews.net.
The Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2005 (Public Law 109-145) states that former or current Presidents who are still alive cannot appear on the dollar coins.
Rules about breaking the sequential order of service were less clear.
A legal interpretation was made, and it was decided that the Jimmy Carter, the 39th president, would get passed over to honor Reagan. (Carter is still alive.)
How does Obama compare to other presidents who spent their sixth Christmas in the White House?
According to Gallup polls, President Obama is tied with President Reagan’s approval rating at the 6-year mark in office, at 48 percent.
President George W. Bush was at 37 percent at this time in his presidency.
Only Harry Truman (33 percent) was lower (for December 1950). Texan Lyndon B. Johnson was at 44 percent after his party suffered setbacks in the 1966 election.
Ronald Reagan polled at 48 percent in December of 1986. The best in the survey include Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower (57 percent), despite his own party’s struggle in the 1958 election, and Bill Clinton, who had a whopping 67 percent despite impeachment woes.