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To: WilliamIII
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After the 1980 election, Atwater went to Washington and became an aide in the Ronald Reagan administration, working under political director Ed Rollins. In 1984, Rollins managed Reagan's re-election campaign, and Atwater became the campaign's deputy director and political director. Rollins tells several Atwater stories in his 1996 book Bare Knuckles and Back Rooms.[6] He states that Atwater ran a dirty tricks operation against vice-presidential nominee Geraldine Ferraro, including publicizing the fact that Ferraro's parents had been indicted on numbers running in the 1940s. Rollins also described Atwater as "ruthless," "Ollie North in civilian clothes," and someone who "just had to drive in one more stake."

During his years in Washington, Atwater became aligned with Vice President George H.W. Bush, who chose Atwater to manage his 1988 presidential campaign.



Interesting how Atwater's methods have been co-opted by the Democrat Party.
34 posted on 11/24/2012 11:26:40 AM PST by Bratch
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To: Bratch
Atwater's supposed attack on Ferraro's parents ~ highlighting their indictments for numbers ~ was a delicate euphemism for who her folks really were ~ basically hard core kick 'em in the head mafioso who preyed on innocent Italian and Sicilian business people.

Her own husband was heavily involved in the pornography business.

She was no more fit for public office than Nancy Pelosi, also of that same sort of origin.

The Mob has always had a big stake in Democrat politicians. With Obama they've got it in spades (not a pun).

Interesting we have folks wanting us to think less of Atwater because of his feeble attempt to draw our attention to the criminal elements at the top of the Democrat party.

72 posted on 11/24/2012 1:24:13 PM PST by muawiyah
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