7/27/04 10:00 AM EST
Ron Reagan To Highlight Democrats' Call For Stem Cell Research
The Wall Street Journal reports today that Democrats, "seizing on calls to expand federally funded stem-cell research, will put the issue in the spotlight of this year's presidential campaign tonight at the party's national convention." A "high point will be a speech by Ron Reagan, son of the late President Reagan. The younger Mr. Reagan's presence at a Democratic convention is seen as a coup by the party." Reagan is "expected to repeat recent remarks calling for the government to launch an "Apollo style" program to investigate embryonic stem-cell research for its potential to 'revolutionize medicine.'" The Financial Times adds that Ron Reagan "will use his stature as the son of President Ronald Reagan to undermine President George W. Bush's claim on the mantle of revered conservative."