Skip to comments.VIDEO - Reagan's National Security Advisor Endorses Newt Gingrich (McFarlane)
Posted on 01/25/2012 9:24:39 PM PST by STARWISE
VIDEO - Reagan's National Security Advisor Endorses Newt Gingrich
At a veterans townhall meeting in Wolfeboro, NH, Bud McFarlane, National Security Advisor to President Ronald Reagan, explains why Newt has the right experience and knowledge to be the Commander in Chief.
"He also brings to the presidency a knowledge of how to move the U.S. Congress, how to have the courage to go against conventional wisdom, how to balance a budget, and at home and abroad show the kind of leadership that President Reagan did only 25 years ago.
Nobody else in this race has those qualities of knowledge and experience. I'm here because I believe in Newt Gingrich. He can do this. He's the only one who can do this." -- Bud McFarlane
Robert C. McFarlane<
National Security Advisor 1983-85
Robert C. (Bud) McFarlane serves as the Chairman of McFarlane Associates. Mr. McFarlane was the National Security Advisor under President Reagan from 1983-1985. In 1971 he was named a White House Fellow and served in the Office of Legislative Affairs in the White House. Following that assignment he became Military Assistant to Henry Kissinger and Brent Scowcroft.
Near the end of this five-year assignment to the White House he was appointed by President Ford as his Special Assistant for National Security Affairs and was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, the Navy & Marine Corps highest peacetime military decoration.
In 1981 he was appointed by President Reagan and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Counselor to the Department of State. In 1982 President Reagan appointed Mr. McFarlane as his Deputy National Security Advisor. In 1983 he was appointed by the President as his Special Representative in the Middle East. Following that assignment he returned to the White House and was appointed to the Reagan Cabinet as National Security Advisor.
He is a co-founder (with Dr. Henry Kissinger) and Vice Chair of the America-China Society, serves on the Board of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, the White House Fellows Foundation, and has been a member of the Boards of The Travelers, Dillon Read (France Fund), and Church & Dwight.
Interesting how many of the former Reagan team are behind Newt Gingrich. GO NEWT GO!
Bye Bye, Zero.
McFarlane isw a real serious, no nonsense guy.
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When Bud speaks, one ought to listen. I hope any Romney fans who might be lurking out there will stop for a minute and think about what this means; namely, Newt is miles closer to Reagan than Romney ever will be. If you loved Ronald Reagan, you cannot possibly favor Romney over Newt. Please, for the love of God, McFarlane knows what he’s talking about and would not lead conservatives astray.
Brings back good memories!
another one for the Gipper!
Not what I'd call a basis for recommendation. Further, I remember well an interview with Bud McFarlane detailing what a terrific investment developing Pakistan would be. How'd that turn out?
He is a co-founder (with Dr. Henry Kissinger) and Vice Chair of the America-China Society,
Like I said.
O.O WOW. That’s kinda heavyweight!
It’s NOT Bud’s fault that subsequent administrations effed that up. Frankly he was RIGHT. But the US for too long has played the money man with out offering real game changing support.
That’s the nature of geopolitics at times, but it doesn’t mean I like it.
McFarland is a heavyweight endorsement.
Disagree completely. Pakistan is a black hole that, because it is Islamic, will never be a reliable partner, much less bring a return on investment. I'd rather buck up India and make Pakistan somebody else's problem.
Thats the nature of geopolitics at times, but it doesnt mean I like it.
The "nature of geopolitics" has been fraught with the tyranny of the urgent, and way lacking in long term historical and cultural perspective.
To what specifically do you refer?
“To what specifically do you refer?”
I would like an answer to that, too.
Go Newt! Great endorsement.
Wow! That was one excellent endorsement!
HEY FOX PUT THAT IN YOUR PIPE AFTER YOUR DISGUSTING BIAS AGAINST NEWT.
I’;ve had FOX on for about 15 mins and they have hit Newt 3 times and saying he was no fan of the gipper one headline said.