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.
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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.