Skip to comments.Romney Can Be the Next Reagan
Posted on 02/06/2012 5:44:12 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
I'm hoping Republicans will soon wake up, stop fighting among themselves, and realize that Mitt Romney has the best chance of becoming the nation's next Ronald Reagan.
Everybody remembers Reagan for his single-mindedness in cutting federal spending and taking the government out of the central position in everyone's life. What they forget is that it was Reagan's temperament that made all this possible.
Think back to Reagan's famous rejoinder to JimmyCarter in their first and only debate, "There you go again!" What was the significance of that? Carter had just finish a long, beady-eyed recitation about national health insurance, which, he said, promised "not inpatient care but outpatient care" with "an emphasis on hospital cost containment," and how CandidateReagan, of course, was opposed to all this because he had opposed Medicare in 1964. Reagan stood shaking his head and laughing the whole time and when it finally came his turn, he sighed, "There you go again."
The audience laughed and why not? Carter's expressionless, robot-like recitation typified his whole presidency. He was obsessed with details. Reagan's genial response was that when he opposed Medicare in 1964 it was because he favored another piece of congressional legislation that relied less on government. But in a single moment, Reagan had also revealed Carter as a narrow-minded pedant while he was an affable, good-natured leader capable of keeping things in perspective. Voters liked what they saw and that ended Carter's Presidency.
MittRomney has a very similar temperament. In fact he had a "There-you-go-again" moment in the last debate when RickSantorum launched into his inevitable fulmination about how Romney will never be able to debate President Obama on Obamacare because of Romneycare. Romney gave his usual rejoinder but then added, "It's nothing to get angry about." That's the kind of perspective a President needs.
(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...
OMG what was this writer smoking???
No. He cannot.
Except Ronald Reagan warned that socialized healthcare was the first step to a socialist nation.
And it began officially in this country with Mitt Romney leading the charge.
Reagan and Romney in the same sentence is INSULTING!
Placing Reagans name in the same paragraph with Romneys is an insult to Reagan.
Placing Reagans name in the same paragraph with Romneys is an insult to Reagan.
Every time I read one of these country club Democrats telling us how great Romney is, I hear the voice of Jiminy Cricket singing “When you wish upon a star...”
Almost a John Semmens’ satire.
Very bizarre in the methods in which the media is rewriting history and their attempt to get this Kennedy type liberal elected. Very disgusting. Journalism is officially dead. The battle is here.
A weak and pre-planned comment from Romney. Santorum did not seem especially angry at the time, but Romney figured he ought to use the prepared line. He's not a natural like Reagan; he's just well-coached.
I remember when American Spectator WASN’T liberal.
The entire column reads like this author sold the establishment on Mitt and now is tying to reassure them that Mitt is going to start to grow on the electorate in due time.
First thought...this has to be satire.
This is for real?
Romney can be the next McCain.
A liberal democrat can be the next Reagan? When will Jimmy Carter endorse Romney?
She went through the process of knowing how her husband had to deal with Romney and his attacks. I hope she is not told about this. She is too old to worry over this.
Ronald Reagan was the only reason why my parents switched parties after generations of the family being Democrats.
The only thing Mitt Romney makes me switch is the channel on the TV whenever his face comes on.
Which is just two nanoseconds slower than whenever Idi Obama's face comes on.
Should Romney be the nominee, it will be the "Why Bother" election for my household.
this is the 2nd article in the last few days from american spectator that been trying to hype up romney’s conservativism using BS
Romney and “singlemindness” in the same sentence?
Romney is the most doubleminded human being on the planet.
This article needs a ‘barf alert’.
And it’s the Gipper’s 101st Birthday fer gawdsakes!
Whoever William Tucker is, he needs to put down the crack pipe.
how do the author know romney will be as good as reagan? Based on what? Thats like trying to convince us to give Obama a chance, his inner Reagan will show soon
Now even the American Spectator is pimping for the jerk. I genuinely see no reason to vote this year.
One thing he likes, is that Romney has a large attractive family like JFK did..... (I kid you not).
Romney probably represents the total and complete end of the Republican Party. He is a democrat party plant who will deliberately do poorly between now and election day to give the election to the illegal alien from Kenya. This was well thought out by the democrats and Romney is their stooge.
I can’t see anything but the end of the responsible Republican Party, done merrily by the democrats, RIM, our own so-called talking heads on the right, Rush, Hannity, and all the other irresponsible bastards who never once, not even once, forced the issue of this illegal alien’s lack of citizenship. May everyone of them go to holy HELL!
And may God help us all!
I hope that doesn't mean another Sandra Day O'Connor!
Who ran millions of dollars worth of attack ads against another republican. Which of the 11 commandments does Romney live by?
And he will not.
Must be the Brown Acid again.
This morning on FOX, a representative of Romney's said that we need a candidate who won't scare the far left.
DOES THIS SOUND LIKE RONALD REAGAN?
Sorry, but Romney couldn’t be a pimple on you know what. Reagan had the courage of his convictions, while Mr. romney is the “waffle man”.
I worked for Presidents Carter and Reagan. I think I’m going to be ill.
“Should Romney be the nominee, it will be the “Why Bother” election for my household.”
That’s a perfect description. And my household feels the same way.
I kind of see him as the next Robert Dole.
I've seen Paris Hilton's commentary on energy policy, back in 2008 (on Youtube, very funny, and amazingly not air-headed!). She has a far better chance of being the next Reagan than Romney does. She at least sounded like she believed in a smart and responsible energy policy.
romney is the anti-Reagan. Period.
Reagan had principles. Willard does not.
Obvious political hack writer is obvious.
Thanks! I needed that!
I tried, I really tried. I couldn't get past the first sentence.
It's nothing to get angry about unless you are a conservative that actually cares about the Constitution. I seem to remember Reagan getting a lot of attention when he got angry and snapped at Nashua Telegraph editor and acting debate moderator Job Breen.
If the eGOP keeps cranking out this ridiculous propaganda, conservatives will feel good about casting their write-in votes for “None of the Above.”
My feelings exactly! I doubt that I hear more than 20 minutes of talk radio a year since 2008, and Fox is completely gone.
If serious tyranny comes to our nation, Rush and the other yappers will sell their talents to the fascist oligarchy. They will spit shine the jack boots crushing our necks.
If Romney can be the next Reagan then I, the great RipSawyer can be the next Moses, the next Einstein, the next Mozart, the next Charlemagne, the next Mark Twain and a brain surgeon to boot. With proper training Romney MIGHT be able to shine a pair of Reagan’s old shoes...maybe.
You see...there is no more....looking at their record, what they have done. The media is supposed to show us these things and let the American people decide, but nooooo! Now we a media on TV and online that try to sway elections.
Anyone in their right mind knows this is the biggest steaming pile of $hit. The right and the left are trying to rewrite Reagan’s legacy. It’s disgusting.