There’s a fundamental difference.
“We — today’s living Americans — have in our lifetime fought harder, paid a higher price for freedom and done more to advance the dignity of man than any people who have ever lived on this Earth. The citizens of this great nation want leadership, yes, but not a “man on a white horse” demanding obedience to his commands. They want someone who believes they can “begin the world over again.” A leader who will unleash their great strength and remove the roadblocks government has put in their way. I want to do that more than anything I’ve ever wanted. And it’s something that I believe with God’s help I can do.”
Ronald Reagan November 13, 1979 Announcement of candidacy for President
In a non-religious sense, when I look for salvation, I look in the mirror.