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Romney Can Be the Next Reagan
The American Spectator ^ | February 6, 2012 | William Tucker

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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It's truly something awful to read. I dare you.
1 posted on 02/06/2012 5:44:16 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

OMG what was this writer smoking???


2 posted on 02/06/2012 5:46:26 AM PST by siamesecats (God closes one door, and opens another, to protect us.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

No. He cannot.


3 posted on 02/06/2012 5:47:35 AM PST by Poser (Cogito ergo Spam - I think, therefore I ham)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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!


4 posted on 02/06/2012 5:48:12 AM PST by libdestroyer
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Placing Reagans name in the same paragraph with Romneys is an insult to Reagan.


5 posted on 02/06/2012 5:48:45 AM PST by albie
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Placing Reagans name in the same paragraph with Romneys is an insult to Reagan.


6 posted on 02/06/2012 5:48:52 AM PST by albie
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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...”


7 posted on 02/06/2012 5:49:13 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; John Semmens

Almost a John Semmens’ satire.


8 posted on 02/06/2012 5:49:24 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason...... to celebrate life and embrace the future.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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.


9 posted on 02/06/2012 5:49:36 AM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Romney gave his usual rejoinder but then added, "It's nothing to get angry about."

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.

10 posted on 02/06/2012 5:49:46 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (I am pro-Jesus, anti-abortion, pro-limited government, anti-GOP.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I remember when American Spectator WASN’T liberal.


11 posted on 02/06/2012 5:50:44 AM PST by Lazamataz (Yes, I am THAT Conservative.)
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To: siamesecats

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.


12 posted on 02/06/2012 5:50:44 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: siamesecats

Second it!


13 posted on 02/06/2012 5:51:03 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

First thought...this has to be satire.

This is for real?


14 posted on 02/06/2012 5:51:40 AM PST by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Romney can be the next McCain.


15 posted on 02/06/2012 5:52:34 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

A liberal democrat can be the next Reagan? When will Jimmy Carter endorse Romney?


16 posted on 02/06/2012 5:52:44 AM PST by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 ! We should take off and Newt washington from orbit.)
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To: Christie at the beach
And also what disrespect to Mrs. Reagan.

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.

17 posted on 02/06/2012 5:52:44 AM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Ronald Reagan was the only reason why I switched parties.

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.

18 posted on 02/06/2012 5:54:33 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

this is the 2nd article in the last few days from american spectator that been trying to hype up romney’s conservativism using BS


19 posted on 02/06/2012 5:54:59 AM PST by 4rcane
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Romney and “singlemindness” in the same sentence?

Romney is the most doubleminded human being on the planet.


20 posted on 02/06/2012 5:54:59 AM PST by P-Marlowe
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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.


21 posted on 02/06/2012 5:55:21 AM PST by mkjessup (Let's do to Mitt what his Irish Setter did to him while tied to the roof rack of his station wagon!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Bwahaha. Haha.


22 posted on 02/06/2012 5:56:05 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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


23 posted on 02/06/2012 5:56:56 AM PST by 4rcane
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Now even the American Spectator is pimping for the jerk. I genuinely see no reason to vote this year.


24 posted on 02/06/2012 5:59:35 AM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Not Romney - Not ever!)
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To: 4rcane
how do the author know romney will be as good as reagan? Based on what?.....

One thing he likes, is that Romney has a large attractive family like JFK did..... (I kid you not).

25 posted on 02/06/2012 6:00:56 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Stopped reading after this line: Mitt Romney has the best chance of becoming the nation's next Ronald Reagan.
26 posted on 02/06/2012 6:01:25 AM PST by svcw (Only difference between Romney & BH is one thinks he will be god & other one thinks he already is.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

http://www.massresistance.org/romney/


27 posted on 02/06/2012 6:01:25 AM PST by gitmogrunt (Pass me some more Kool Aid...)
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WHAT NO UPCHUCK ALERT!


After NV, tally would be approximately
Romney 51 Newt 45
when FL vote divided per RNC rules!

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Encourage them to do the RIGHT thing, end the FL fiasco NOW, Play by the rules!

28 posted on 02/06/2012 6:02:19 AM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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!


29 posted on 02/06/2012 6:05:07 AM PST by laweeks
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Romney has the best chance of becoming the nation's next Ronald Reagan.

I hope that doesn't mean another Sandra Day O'Connor!

30 posted on 02/06/2012 6:07:37 AM PST by Theodore R. (I have a feeling that our little Republican primary voters will again disappoint us.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Romney is something we haven't seen for a while in America -- a benevolent family man.

Who ran millions of dollars worth of attack ads against another republican. Which of the 11 commandments does Romney live by?

31 posted on 02/06/2012 6:07:37 AM PST by MulberryDraw (Anyone see the democrat budget yet?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Romney could be the "next Reagan?" THIS Reagan, maybe...


32 posted on 02/06/2012 6:10:16 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: Poser
No. He cannot.

And he will not.

33 posted on 02/06/2012 6:10:29 AM PST by Lady Lucky (Public education -- government cheese for the brain.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Must be the Brown Acid again.


34 posted on 02/06/2012 6:14:37 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
And it could snow on July 4th.

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?

35 posted on 02/06/2012 6:15:17 AM PST by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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”.


36 posted on 02/06/2012 6:16:13 AM PST by kenmcg (How)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I worked for Presidents Carter and Reagan. I think I’m going to be ill.


37 posted on 02/06/2012 6:17:12 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: N. Theknow

“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.


38 posted on 02/06/2012 6:20:12 AM PST by carmody
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

I kind of see him as the next Robert Dole.


39 posted on 02/06/2012 6:25:58 AM PST by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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.

40 posted on 02/06/2012 6:26:02 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

romney is the anti-Reagan. Period.


41 posted on 02/06/2012 6:27:28 AM PST by Post5203 (Newter 0bama...The real Axis of Evil...Washington, New York City and Hollywood.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Agreed.

Reagan had principles. Willard does not.

Obvious political hack writer is obvious.


42 posted on 02/06/2012 6:33:43 AM PST by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: Pollster1

Thanks! I needed that!


43 posted on 02/06/2012 6:35:49 AM PST by goseminoles
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
It's truly something awful to read. I dare you.

I tried, I really tried. I couldn't get past the first sentence.

44 posted on 02/06/2012 6:38:31 AM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"It's nothing to get angry about."

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.

45 posted on 02/06/2012 6:41:28 AM PST by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Durus
Job Jon Breen. (Reagan called him "Green")
46 posted on 02/06/2012 6:43:01 AM PST by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

If the eGOP keeps cranking out this ridiculous propaganda, conservatives will feel good about casting their write-in votes for “None of the Above.”


47 posted on 02/06/2012 6:43:39 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: laweeks
“.... 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!”
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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.

48 posted on 02/06/2012 6:57:47 AM PST by wintertime (Reforming our socialist K-12 schools is like reforming abortion centers.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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.


49 posted on 02/06/2012 6:57:56 AM PST by RipSawyer
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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.


50 posted on 02/06/2012 6:59:05 AM PST by astratt7 (obama,muslim,politics)
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