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Sounding and Acting Like Reagan, Romney Has Them Terrified
American Thinker ^ | September 15, 2012 | Fred J. Eckert

Posted on 09/15/2012 8:49:27 AM PDT by Evil Slayer

I knew Ronald Reagan. Ronald Reagan was a friend of mine. And Mitt Romney is reminding me an awful lot of Ronald Reagan.

The comments for which Romney is being so relentlessly and viciously scorned by Barack Obama and his merry band of media puppets sounds to me exactly like comments Ronald Reagan would have made.

It is indeed "disgraceful" for the US government to respond to the threat of an attack against an American embassy by issuing a statement condemning "the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims" and denouncing hurting their feelings as an "abuse" of free speech - and then as the embassy was being overrun and our flag burned issuing another statement saying they stand by that.

"It's disgraceful that the Obama Administration's first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks."

Mitt Romney was simply but forcefully expressing, as Ronald Reagan so often did, what most Americans think and how they feel. And you can bet the Obama campaign realized this and found it frightening.

They said that they were "shocked" that Romney "would choose to launch a political attack" -- the usual and expected sort of political statement gibberish -- but isn't it revealing what they did? The Obama White House asked its media allies to report that the statement that Romney took such exception to "doesn't reflect the views of the U.S. government."

What? Isn't a U.S. Embassy an important part of the U.S. government, and all the more so when that embassy happens to be located in a country of great consequence to U.S. national interests? Isn't the U.S. Ambassador who leads that embassy - as anyone who is or ever has been one loves to

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1 posted on 09/15/2012 8:49:31 AM PDT by Evil Slayer
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To: Evil Slayer

In Massachusetts he wore his hair like Jimmy Carter. Now that he is running as a severe conservative, he comes it up like Ronald Reagan. Check the photos. There it is. Listen to the rhetorical styles change as well.

Lets hope he imitates the better policies as well.


2 posted on 09/15/2012 8:53:42 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Where would Christianity be if the early believers put their hopes and trust in the Roman empire?)
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To: Psalm 144

In Massachusetts he wore his hair like Jimmy Carter. Now that he is running as a severe conservative, he combs it up like Ronald Reagan. Check the photos. There it is. Listen to the rhetorical styles change as well.

Lets hope he imitates the better policies as well.


3 posted on 09/15/2012 8:54:43 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Where would Christianity be if the early believers put their hopes and trust in the Roman empire?)
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To: Evil Slayer

Turns my stomach that Romney is compared to Reagan.

Romney changes to the audience, Reagan did not do that.

Reagan’s message was clear, everyone knew what it was, like it or not.
Romney’s messages are not always clear or consistent.

Romney has made some great foreign policy statements, but it is Ryan who is on fire and presidential.


4 posted on 09/15/2012 8:58:29 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Evil Slayer

A role model that not only would benefit him but us as well.


5 posted on 09/15/2012 8:59:14 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: Psalm 144
I don't remember Romney ever sporting a haircut like Jimmy Carter when serving as governor in Massachusetts. Below is a 2004 photo when Romney was the governor. Kerry (who was running for president at that time) had more of that "Jimmy Carter" thing going for him.
6 posted on 09/15/2012 9:02:21 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Psalm 144

your lack of energy and confidence is disturbing. I am not a Romneyite but you can surely show a little more resolve in light of the stakes at hand.THE TIME HAS PASSED FOR CONSERVATIVE AMERICA TO GET ON BOARD. I wonder which Dem primary you have voted in. Bound to be one in your back ground somewhere. Or maybe you were a Perot type.


7 posted on 09/15/2012 9:03:36 AM PDT by ping jockey (We have arrogant jerks for leaders and WE will pay the highest cost.)
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To: svcw
No, don't look alike to me....


8 posted on 09/15/2012 9:04:09 AM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: ping jockey

“your lack of energy and confidence is disturbing.”

Too bad, Darth Lackey.


9 posted on 09/15/2012 9:11:51 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Where would Christianity be if the early believers put their hopes and trust in the Roman empire?)
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To: Psalm 144

Your colors are showing, turkey.


10 posted on 09/15/2012 9:24:28 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Psalm 144

More and more military veterans I talk with are not actually saying they will vote for Obama again but they do say that Romney is someone they cannot vote for. It does not look good for conservatives. I believe like many other conservatives that Romney’s campaign advisers are steering him to a big loss in November.

Conservatives hammer Romney for skimping on policy details

Wed, Sep 12 2012

By John Whitesides

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For months, Republican Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign has been built on broad themes: cut taxes, repeal and replace Democratic President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul, increase defense spending.

But when it comes to specifics - namely, how to pay for the tax cuts and extra spending, and what exactly a Romney healthcare plan would look like - Romney has been reluctant to give details, essentially gambling that Americans’ frustration with high unemployment rates and a struggling economy will be enough to propel him to the White House.

Now, with polls showing that Obama has taken a slight lead in the race after the Republican and Democratic national conventions, increasingly anxious conservatives are calling on Romney to spell out more of his plans - even if it risks alienating some undecided voters.

The calls for a change in strategy have become particularly loud since Sunday, when Romney struggled during an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press” program to explain what income tax loopholes he might close to help offset the cost of his tax cuts, or whether he would keep portions of Obama’s healthcare overhaul, including a requirement of insurance coverage for those with pre-existing medical conditions.

“Mr. Romney’s pre-existing political calculation seems to be that he can win the election without having to explain the economic moment or even his own policies,” said an editorial published Tuesday in the Wall Street Journal, which often is a barometer of the thinking of leading conservatives.

“Such vagueness carries its own political risks,” the Journal editorial said.

It isn’t the first time that conservatives in his party have raised doubts about Romney’s campaign strategy, but with the November 6 election less than two months away, the calls for the former Massachusetts governor to be bolder and more explicit have become increasingly urgent....

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/12/us-usa-campaign-romney-strategy-idUSBRE88B06J20120912


11 posted on 09/15/2012 9:38:16 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: svcw

I also defend and praise Romney for his statement,but one bold statement does not make him a Regan. What bold and brave statement did he make about free speech during the Chic Fil A controversy, “Not part of my campaign.” They both play rolls but Regan did it in movies and on TV. Romney does his depending on what office he is running for, what the audience wants to hear and what will get him elected. I may have to hold my nose to vote for him but don’t expect me to close my eyes also.


12 posted on 09/15/2012 10:12:13 AM PDT by brightright
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To: Psalm 144

hopefully most conservatives will see the smart move here. If to many of us think like this too often the next four years of obamanation can be laid at our feet. Think about where you are and what is happening. Decide if you want 4 more years of what we have gotten (at a much higher intensity) OR you would like a change in direction. It will definately be the energy and resolve of the conservatives that will win or lose the day when the votes are tallied.


13 posted on 09/15/2012 10:25:08 AM PDT by ping jockey (We have arrogant jerks for leaders and WE will pay the highest cost.)
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To: SamAdams76

My mistake as to timeline, not the hairstyle morphing. He wore Carter/JFK hair running for Senate in 1994, then increasingly imitates Reagan’s as the years go by.

Here is JFK’s coiffure, good images between 0:38 and 1:09:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhZk8ronces
Probably a good style to imitate within Massachusetts. Combed over laterally left to right.

Here are Carter and Reagan:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=te28Bhq2stg&feature=related
Carter drones on forever as he always does - you can skip to closeup of Reagan at 3:06 Carter’s hair is combed over laterally left to right, dry; Reagan has his oldschool, characteristic comb up and back with pomade.

Here is Romney in 1994, running for Senate, hair combed laterally left to right:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECVyuz5iNyQ

In 2002, he is working on a hybrid, but still combed to the side:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_w9pquznG4

By 2008 he has a very Reaganesque hairstyle, but his speech patterns remain wandering and indecisive:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPGnJmbDq08&feature=related

Here is Romney in 2010, hair combed up, back and pomaded in a style similar to Reagan, and starting to sound like there is some fire in the belly as well - like Reagan:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lko7XY3-FGY

Here he is today. Looks good and sounds good right now.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26AMgycOWoU

Don’t get me wrong. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and Romney could not do better than Reagan. I just hope that imitation extends to policy as well as presentation.


14 posted on 09/15/2012 10:30:06 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Where would Christianity be if the early believers put their hopes and trust in the Roman empire?)
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To: Logical me

Well that was logical.


15 posted on 09/15/2012 10:31:47 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Where would Christianity be if the early believers put their hopes and trust in the Roman empire?)
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To: KeyLargo

I am almost sold, but not quite.

The choice seems to be between a Soviet ruble and a counterfeit dollar. Many are making the cogent argument that the dollar might not be valueless but the ruble certainly is.

Hard to commit to a contract on an etch-a-sketch.


16 posted on 09/15/2012 10:36:45 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Where would Christianity be if the early believers put their hopes and trust in the Roman empire?)
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To: ping jockey

Ah - The venerable “you must support XXX enthusiastically or you are a liberal” method of drumming up support.

How very progressive of you.


17 posted on 09/15/2012 10:42:04 AM PDT by MortMan (Laughter is the best medicine, especially when ridiculing your enemies.)
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To: Evil Slayer

18 posted on 09/15/2012 10:46:38 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (John Roberts did more to endanger the lives of Americans than all 9/11 hijackers combined.)
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To: ping jockey

Romney will not change the direction this Country is headed. At best he may slow it down a little. 4 years of Obama or 8 years of Romney which gives us the best chance of any real change. I understand those who are going to hold their nose and vote Romney. I also understand those who refuse to continue voting for candidates which are more and more liberal. Conservatives will lose no matter how the election goes. Liberals are again in a win win situation.


19 posted on 09/15/2012 10:50:29 AM PDT by brightright
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To: KeyLargo

“More and more military veterans I talk with are not actually saying they will vote for Obama again but they do say that Romney is someone they cannot vote for.”

That puzzles me. Puzzles me to slack jawed amazement actually. I find most of the ‘reasons for Romney’ to be vapid or false, but between Obama and Romney as CinC? at an absolute minimum, it is not in Romney to waste an asset. This meltdown and overrun at the State Department signals how inept Obama is. Would a real challenge by a real adversary even be met, never mind successful?


20 posted on 09/15/2012 10:54:12 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Where would Christianity be if the early believers put their hopes and trust in the Roman empire?)
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