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Nancy Reagan endorses Romney's bid for president
Boston Globe ^ | May 31, 2012 | AP

Posted on 05/31/2012 9:56:41 PM PDT by Innovative

The widow of President Ronald Reagan says she is firmly behind Romney. And she says that her "Ronnie" would have liked Romney's business background and what she calls his "strong principles."

In a statement issued after the Romneys' visit, Mrs. Reagan said she believes that Romney has the experience and leadership skills that, in her words, "our country so desperately needs."

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...


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KEYWORDS: 2012endorsements; elections; nancy; nancyreagan; obama; reagan; romney; ronaldreagan
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She said that her late husband, Ronald Reagan, would have approved of a Romney presidency.

"Ronnie would have liked Gov. Romney's business background and his strong principles, and I have to say, I do, too," Mrs. Reagan said in the statement. "I believe Mitt Romney has the experience and leadership skills that our country so desperately needs, and I look forward to seeing him elected president in November."

WSJ: Nancy Reagan: 'Ronnie Would Have Liked' Romney

1 posted on 05/31/2012 9:56:57 PM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative

Romneys meet with Nancy Reagan, who offers endorsement

2 posted on 05/31/2012 10:01:06 PM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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To: Innovative
"She said that her late husband, Ronald Reagan, would have approved of a Romney presidency."

No, he would not have.

3 posted on 05/31/2012 10:02:27 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Diddle E. Squat; All
Ronald Reagan on the importance of political compromise(in his own words)

"When I began entering into the give and take of legislative bargaining in Sacramento, a lot of the most radical conservatives who had supported me during the election didn't like it.

"Compromise" was a dirty word to them and they wouldn't face the fact that we couldn't get all of what we wanted today. They wanted all or nothing and they wanted it all at once. If you don't get it all, some said, don't take anything.

"I'd learned while negotiating union contracts that you seldom got everything you asked for. And I agreed with FDR, who said in 1933: 'I have no expectations of making a hit every time I come to bat. What I seek is the highest possible batting average.'

"If you got seventy-five or eighty percent of what you were asking for, I say, you take it and fight for the rest later, and that's what I told these radical conservatives who never got used to it.

(Posted on FR by Diddle E. Squat in 2003!)

4 posted on 05/31/2012 10:04:15 PM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
No, he would not have.

Maybe you're right. But there is always the slight chance that she knew her husband better than you.

5 posted on 05/31/2012 10:04:50 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Innovative

Salve

I respect that lady very much. Alone, without husband, but she is still classical madam.

Merci


6 posted on 05/31/2012 10:07:22 PM PDT by MCSP2008 (Romanian native > ESL)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

You claim to know more accurately what Ronald Reagan would have done, than his wife of over 50 years?!


7 posted on 05/31/2012 10:07:22 PM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Also — see post 4, Ronald Reagan in his own words.


8 posted on 05/31/2012 10:09:06 PM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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To: dead; Impy; Diogenesis; LibLieSlayer; BlackElk; EternalVigilance

Nancy Reagan is almost 91. To see her mouthing Willardbot talking points that were pushed on her is sickening. I grew up with Ronald Reagan and he’s a large reason why I’m a Conservative. Willard is the ANTI-Reagan. A dishonest, chronic liar, fraudster, con-man, megalomaniac, sociopath & incompetent leader and a Socialist (raised as one by his Reagan/Conservative hating parents). He proudly championed the fact that he did not support Reagan. RR is rolling over in his grave at this abomination.


9 posted on 05/31/2012 10:10:39 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Innovative

Yes, I do. Willard is everything that Reagan NEVER was. He couldn’t hope to be him in 100 years. Forcing a 91-year old widow to mouth talking points from Willard’s shameful campaign is DISGUSTING !


10 posted on 05/31/2012 10:12:54 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Sorry she didn’t endorse Obama for you.


11 posted on 05/31/2012 10:14:08 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Innovative

Willard in HIS own words:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pVqZzHm3Z4


12 posted on 05/31/2012 10:14:28 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

ROFLOL...You know better than his wife!


13 posted on 05/31/2012 10:15:29 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: Innovative

God Bless Mrs.Reagan,and I will take her word that her husband would have approved of Repuplicrat Romeny.

However I do not agree with the Reagan’s in this case.


14 posted on 05/31/2012 10:16:12 PM PDT by jazzo (Resistance is Futile)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

What about Reagan’s own words I posted in post 4?!

I bet if Ronald Reagan would run for president today, you would call him a RINO.


15 posted on 05/31/2012 10:16:33 PM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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To: dead

You mean there’s a difference between the twins Willard & Zero ?

I love seeing 91-year olds being shamefully manipulated by liberals. More vile actions from the Willard campaign. They know no bounds of shame.


16 posted on 05/31/2012 10:17:02 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: MEG33

You like seeing 91-year olds being forced into mouthing campaign talking points for a leftist ? Doesn’t sound very Christian to me.


17 posted on 05/31/2012 10:18:44 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Innovative

You don’t know Ronald Reagan, and you certainly don’t stand for his values and principles. Watching you Willardbots over the course of 18 years simultaneouly deride him, praise him and deride him again (rinse & repeat) as it suits your needs is disgusting. Ronald Reagan had a name for people like Willard (and his slimy supporters). He called them “Democrats.”


18 posted on 05/31/2012 10:21:36 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Ronald Reagan was a very smart man.

I think his wife is probably accurately reflecting the decision he would make when presented with the two nominees for president.

I certainly would show her some respect, not trash her as a doddering old fool like they did to her husband.

You should try being less vile when discussing her. You won't pick up many votes for Obama around here by attacking the mental capacity of Ronald Reagan's widow.

19 posted on 05/31/2012 10:21:47 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

And who is feeding you your talking points, the Obama campaign? They might as well be, the way you are insulting Nancy Reagan, they couldn’t do any better.


20 posted on 05/31/2012 10:23:46 PM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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To: dead

When I see a 91-year old being manipulated by Willard’s people into mouthing their talking points, I will damn well speak out about how vile and disgusting it is. Like I said, your hero and his sycophants have not one iota of shame.


21 posted on 05/31/2012 10:25:05 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Like Obama , you know Ron better than Nancy does.

Ron would be considered a RINO by Freepers.


22 posted on 05/31/2012 10:25:28 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I trust Sarah Palin, Dick Cheney, Cain, Perry, Bachman : I trust their judgment on their 2012 pick.)
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To: Innovative

You lefty slimebots got exposed once again. Not an ounce of shame amongst the lot of you. Manipulating old women into doing their bidding. What a grand lot you are. I wouldn’t want to be you on Judgment Day.


23 posted on 05/31/2012 10:27:54 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: NoLibZone

Here’s another who has no problem with manipulating a 91-year old into mouthing talking points for a Socialist fraud. Yeah, that just screams Reaganesque. Conservatives you are anything but. Shameless you are.


24 posted on 05/31/2012 10:30:21 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

“What a grand lot you are. I wouldn’t want to be you on Judgment Day.”

Now you claim to not only know what Ronald Reagan would have done, but also what God will do.

There, there, be a good patient and take your meds.


25 posted on 05/31/2012 10:30:21 PM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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To: Innovative

Sounds like you have a guilty conscience the way you attack me for speaking the truth.


26 posted on 05/31/2012 10:32:35 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Your treatment of her is disgusting.

You assume she's an idiot, then declare to the world that you knew her deceased husband (a man you've never met in your life) far better than she did.

Romney is not "my hero" but then again, you'll probably tell me you know my mind better than I do.

It's fine that you want four more years of Obama. That's your business.

But Nancy Reagan is a good woman and maybe you should try to back off and stop making such an ass of yourself. Attacking a 91-year-old woman from behind your keyboard (and even calling for reinforcements, as you did in Post #9) is pathetic.

27 posted on 05/31/2012 10:32:35 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead

I’m not the one manipulating a 91-year old. You folks are. I’m sure you’re mighty proud. Like I said to the other Willardbot, I wouldn’t want to be you on Judgment Day.


28 posted on 05/31/2012 10:34:30 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; dead

See my posts 20 and 25, so I don’t have to repeat myself.


29 posted on 05/31/2012 10:39:01 PM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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To: Innovative

You couldn’t win the argument so you resorted to typical troll attacks. How like a Willardbot.


30 posted on 05/31/2012 10:41:13 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
You can't back off her, can you?

You, with absolutely zero evidence, are going to continue to insist that she's an idiot being used as a sock puppet by people with half her intelligence.

The way you continue to insult his widow lays obvious lie to your absurd claim that you were ever an admirer of her husband. I think she's a dear and capable woman - a woman with far more brains and class than you've managed to lump together on this thread.

Don't vote for Romney, he's a hump. But stop this pathetic attack on Nancy Reagan. You have no evidence to back up your claims, and you just look like a petty asshat.

31 posted on 05/31/2012 10:41:55 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Innovative; dead

I know Mitt Romney better than Nancy Reagan, Romney despised Reagan, and Reagan would never have wanted the GOP to come to this.

This is the worst version of what Reagan was fighting when he was leading the anti-rino wing of the GOP.

Reagan actually ran against the liberal, anti-war father of Mitt.


32 posted on 05/31/2012 10:43:59 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: dead

Nice spin. Fact: I’m not the one manipulating a 91-year old widow of the premier Conservative icon into supporting a Socialist fraud that Willard is. I’ll bet you guys never let her in on the fact that Willard hated her husband and used him as a convenient whipping boy.

What depth will you Willardbots sink to ? Not an ounce of shame.


33 posted on 05/31/2012 10:46:07 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

You are the one pushing Obama talking points...


34 posted on 05/31/2012 10:48:31 PM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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To: ansel12

RR would’ve gone John Wayne on these morally-depraved Willardbot pukes in manipulating his widow to mouth their lying talking points. Makes me sick. Is there no honor anymore ?


35 posted on 05/31/2012 10:48:42 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Innovative

There you go again.


36 posted on 05/31/2012 10:49:15 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: ansel12

See post 4, Ronald Reagan in his own words.


37 posted on 05/31/2012 10:49:31 PM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I don’t see why not. After all, he picked Bush Sr for his VP. The Sr was more liberal compared to the Jr., wasn’t he?


38 posted on 05/31/2012 10:49:38 PM PDT by paudio (Post-racial society: When we can legitimately hire and fire a Black man without feeling guilty)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Bless your heart.
I missed the “being forced into mouthing” part.
Perhaps you can guide me to it?


39 posted on 05/31/2012 10:51:07 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: Innovative

How ‘bout responding to post #12 ? Willard in HIS own words.


40 posted on 05/31/2012 10:51:22 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: paudio

I don’t think Senior was actively casting votes for Democrats.


41 posted on 05/31/2012 10:52:14 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: NoLibZone
Ron would be considered a RINO by Freepers.

Do you know how silly that statement is?

You aren't trying to sell a hypothetical with your BS, you are denying the facts of how we have already voted, twice, and I'm not the only one here who went back into the military, or reenlisted, or signed up for the first time, or worked on campaigns because we loved Reagan so much, and voting just wasn't enough, we wanted to be a part of his fight.

Romney despised Reagan, changed his registration during his campaign, and didn't vote for him.

42 posted on 05/31/2012 10:54:46 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: MEG33

Guide you ? My dear, I could lead a Willardbot to the Fountain of Truth, but you’d only run from it. Carry on.


43 posted on 05/31/2012 10:55:10 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: MEG33; fieldmarshaldj

“Bless your heart.”

Someone explained to me what people really mean by this. ;)

Love it and I agree!


44 posted on 05/31/2012 10:55:29 PM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Where did you read that she was forced into saying her words? Where?


45 posted on 05/31/2012 10:57:17 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: Innovative

Of course, not very Christian.


46 posted on 05/31/2012 10:57:41 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Innovative
See this post, Ronald Reagan in his own words.

"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates wouldn’t make any sense at all."

Now see this post, Mitt Romney's own words.

"Look, I was [became] an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I’m not trying to return to Reagan-Bush."

47 posted on 05/31/2012 11:00:15 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Did Reagan pick Bush St as his VP or not? And eventually his successor? Even at the primaries, Bush was considered from the moderate to liberal wing of the party. I’m not going to argue further with you since it’s waste of time. Simply pointing out that if we look at the fact Reagan was capable to endorse someone who you wouldn’t endorse.


48 posted on 05/31/2012 11:00:47 PM PDT by paudio (Post-racial society: When we can legitimately hire and fire a Black man without feeling guilty)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Did Reagan pick Bush St as his VP or not? And eventually his successor? Even at the primaries, Bush was considered from the moderate to liberal wing of the party. I’m not going to argue further with you since it’s waste of time. Simply pointing out that if we look at the fact Reagan was capable to endorse someone who you wouldn’t endorse.


49 posted on 05/31/2012 11:00:59 PM PDT by paudio (Post-racial society: When we can legitimately hire and fire a Black man without feeling guilty)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Obama Tells Donors Health-Care Fight May Loom After Court Rules

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-01/obama-tells-donors-health-care-fight-may-loom-after-court-rules.html

Yes, it will be so much better if Obama got a second term, instead of Romney winning... (/sarc)


50 posted on 05/31/2012 11:01:29 PM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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