Chess grand master, long-running world chess champion and political activist Garry Kasparov observed Saturday that had Barack Obama been president during the closing days of the cold war instead of Ronald Reagan, things would have been very different for him — and not in a good way.
I’ve said it before, but if Barack Obama had been president instead of Ronald Reagan, I’d still be a citizen of the Soviet Union.
— Garry Kasparov (@Kasparov63) February 22, 2014
Twitter users all along the political spectrum reacted, and before long, he was retweeted over 2,000 times. Kasparov’s tweet also elicited a lot of responses. GOP political strategist John Weaver tweeted:
— John Weaver (@JWGOP) February 22, 2014
Still another Twitter user was reminded of six famous words spoken by Reagan in Berlin in those days:
— Dan Benton (@dcbandor) February 22, 2014
And another found humor in Kasparov’s tweet, coming from someone who thinks 10 moves ahead in chess:
@Kasparov63 You’re thinking 10 moves back, dude.
— John Staley (@staleface77) February 22, 2014
But he was immediately corrected by WeaselZippers’ editor:
@staleface77 @Kasparov63 actually he’s 10 moves ahead…
— Nimjehrama (@Nickarama1) February 23, 2014
Dennis Yedwab apparently found Kasparov’s observation ridiculous, and asked:
— Dennis Yedwab (@dennisyedwab) February 22, 2014
I would answer Yedwab something like this: Kasparov knows chess players, and Obama ain’t no chess player.
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