Ed Driscoll

I FINALLY WATCHED TOM SELLECK'S PORTRAYAL OF IKE TODAY

It had been sitting on my PVR’s hard drive since Monday, and today seemed like a very good day to view it. I thought Selleck’s portrayal of Eisenhower was spot-on, and very much like George C Scott’s of Patton: neither actor looks much like the man they portrayed, and neither was trying to do an impersonation, but both captured their essence brilliantly. (Both films share some similarities: in Patton, it was Ike who was the great man just off screen; here, it’s FDR.)

FDR freed western Europe. President Reagan freed its eastern half, as Scott Johnson describes, here.