Ronald Reagan wouldn’t have beaten Obama yesterday.. give it a rest
Sad but true.
Yes he would have. And he would have run a 50 state national campaign.
I disagree. People think of Ronald Reagan as this guy who gives great speeches. Actually, Reagan was a seasoned political operative from his days as president of the Screen Actors Guild all the way through California's governorship. The problem with Romney is that he's a political novice - he's only won one election in his life and never spent any time figuring out the ins-and-outs of winning elections. Romney has 20 IQ points or more on GWB, but GWB has superior political judgment from being immersed in politics his whole life.
Who knows? If we knew what it takes to win, we’d be doing it ourselves instead of hoping someone else would do it for us.
GWB supported the auto bailout because he understood the Electoral College and down ticket effects from the effect on the Rust Belt states. He won OH in 2000 and 2004. Romney should have said nothing or kept a low profile. Instead, he had to grandstand and pen a newspaper editorial. GWB’s gaffes were mainly mispronunciations of words or malapropisms. Romney alienated big chunks of the population with mentions of 47% and his two Cadillacs. Romney’s are the kinds of mistakes experienced pols don’t make.
Carter won 83% of blacks, Obama 93%. Hispanics were only 2% of the population in 1980.
Reagan could not be elected governor of California with today's demographics. And that's not a knock on his political skills.
Demographically true, but I disagree. What Reagan would have done (and W. did to some extent) was to recognize the demographics and silence the nativists. America's problem is not hardworking people wanting to come and live in America - which is the case for the overwhelming majority of illegals. They are not bad people and most people know that and the Latino citizens (natural conservatives) take great offense at their persecution.
I am most certainly all for enforcing the law, but the law, in this case, is broken. Thus, we need tobe clear that the GOP will NEVER AGAIN win the White House until it makes peace with the Latino community and comes up with a plan for dealing with the illegals that doesn't involve deportation or splitting families.
LOL, Reagan would have swept us to a landslide and the Senate, and defeat of a lot of these measures that passed, Reagan would have wiped the floor with Obama.
Reagan would have been speaking to the people, and leading them for months, by Tuesday.
Romney was a disaster, and he has been a loser his entire 20 years of running for office.
In 2008 he spent 150 million dollars to get beaten by two guys with no money, called McCain and Huckabee, and in 2012, Mitt got stomped by Jimmy Carter.
Reagan wouldn’t have beaten bama yesterday..
So, then why not run a Reagan ...you know just for kicks? Since we didn’t have a chance anyhow?