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03-15-2010, 06:09 PM
Somehow, I think people will miss this man more than the one featured in the “Miss Me Yet?” billboard that appeared outside the Twin Cities in Minnesota last month.

Another anonymous advertisement has appeared on the roadside of a major interstate freeway in the outer-ring suburbs of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolis area, on I-94 just outside of Albertville on the way from St. Cloud to Minneapolis. This ad recalls a President that never got his due in Minnesota:

Update: This is not a photoshop. I contacted Franklin Outdoor Advertising, who confirmed that they have this sign up at I-94. It was funded by a private effort, but the person to whom I spoke did not know who specifically that includes.

Update II: Also, just for some background, the “Miss Me Yet?” billboard was purchased through one of Franklin’s competitors.

Update III: Not sure why people are still insisting that this is a photoshop, but maybe King Banaian’s eyewitness account will help:

Ed posts about a sign on I-94. I saw it for the first time on Saturday morning as I drove to the Twin Cities for meetings and eventually the MOB party. …

It gets very good visibility after you come out from under the Albertville overpass on the road traveling east. I did not realize how fresh the sign was, but Saturday was the first time I saw it.
A billboard has appeared in Minnesota featuring a photograph of former President Ronald Reagan and the words, “Remember real hope and change?”

The billboard, first reported by Ed Morrissey at the blog Hot Air, is reminiscent of the “Miss Me Yet?” billboard that appeared in Minnesota last month.

The CBS folks believe that the photo I used has been retouched in some way, although it looks more like the process of converting it to JPG format has created some irregularities.

CBS also confirmed that the billboard exists with Franklin’s owner, Keith Franklin. I’ll ask friends in the area to take a fresh picture of it and send the raw file back to me.


Over the weekend, my favorite oldies station became “Reagan Radio”. They played all of Reagan’s speeches. No kidding.
Matticus Finch on March 15, 2010 at 1:06 PM
I don’t understand why some Republican could not copy the Gipper’s complete agenda of tax cuts, controlling spending and the size of government and a strong national defense. It worked then and it would still work today.

I’ve voted for every Republican presidential candidate since 1988 and I have been disappointed in all of them, largely because they wouldn’t embrace the sensible agenda of the Gipper. (shaking my head in sadness).

Is there no Man on Horseback who could come forth and save our republic?

Old Fritz on March 15, 2010 at 1:17 PM
Forget “could”: I don’t understand why some Republican will not. The time is right, and Sarah Palin is trying her hardest, but it’s not enough. The only thing that may be happening is that Obama is pushing everyone so far to the right that another Reagan may have to emerge out of (a) population and (b) necessity. I certainly hope so. But I think it needs to happen really, really soon.

WesternActor on March 15, 2010 at 1:33 PM
There, with better directions you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for. Not today, but trust me, by the time November 2012 comes around even Barney Frank will be voting for her. Obama is that bad, and we will be in that much trouble. I think that if we survive, our decendents will refer to this time as the Refounding.
Its amazing how just Reagan’s smile gives me hope while Obama’s makes me feel dirty.
alecj on March 15, 2010 at 1:19 PM

Excellent. January 20th, 1981 was one of the greatest days in American history.
Ward Cleaver on March 15, 2010 at 1:30 PM

03-15-2010, 06:36 PM
That be a bad photoshop job, Batman!

03-15-2010, 07:18 PM
here's the one in my metro area




hell there springin' up all over the country

03-15-2010, 07:26 PM
That be a bad photoshop job, Batman!

It be real,. Robin!

03-16-2010, 11:36 AM
It be real,. Robin!

Holy telephone poles, batman!

03-19-2010, 02:09 PM
Just passed a "Miss Me Yet?" in Tupelo, MS

It's real.