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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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To: Cincinatus' Wife
One thing he likes, is that Romney has a large attractive family like JFK did.....

I heard some other conservative commentator whom I usually respect say that Romney's family demonstrates his commitment to family values.

Big whoop! Mussolini had a large family.

51 posted on 02/06/2012 7:01:21 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Romney Can Be the Next Reagan

I thought he didn't want to be the next Reagan?


52 posted on 02/06/2012 7:03:10 AM PST by McGruff (Still 46 States To Go)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Romney the next Reagan? I feel like I am in the twilight zone. Can’t these people see that Romney is a fraud? Just watch, before the primary is even over Romney will start running back to the left. And many will suddenly see him for what he is, a power hungry political hack willing to say or do anything to get the nomination.


53 posted on 02/06/2012 7:14:11 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: ClearCase_guy
"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.

Also, the prepared line DID NOT SELL to the Republican audience and it never will. Okay, maybe the GOPEE.

54 posted on 02/06/2012 7:43:20 AM PST by Sal (Soros owns ALL the 'Rats and the GO PEE (self appointed Establishment Elite)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; Mountain Mary; hoosiermama; LucyT; Art in Idaho; butterdezillion; DJ MacWoW; ...

Thanks for this thread.

” - - - 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.”

Uh, William “Moderate Sucker” Tucker, we are not “angry” about socialized medicine, we are beyond the pale furious about RomneyObamney Nationalization and National Debt Generator “Care” by either “Moderate” Mitt, or Bolshevik Obama.

BTW, Moderate-Sucker-Tucker, just what “kind of perspective” would be needed to actually reduce the the size of the spendaholic steely beast called the US Federal Government?


55 posted on 02/06/2012 7:49:50 AM PST by Graewoulf (( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Fiji Hill

There is something that bothered me when the grandchildren were broght on stage. Yes there were many of them. Yes they were adorable. BUT they all wore the identical Nellie Olson hairdo.

I hated her. You would think at least one of them would try to look a little bit like Laura.
;~)


56 posted on 02/06/2012 7:56:02 AM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I remember Ronald Reagan... Romney is no Reagan.


57 posted on 02/06/2012 7:59:33 AM PST by desertfreedom765
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Amd I'm not finishing it. I stopped at "It's nothing to get angry about".

This writer thinks it is comparable to "There you go again"?? not even close.

Romneys, "Its nothing to get angry about" was nothing more than Santorum was hitting the truth over and over about MANDATES and wouln't let up, Romney had no where to escape, and the MOD caught the drift real quick, on to next issue.

We all caught what Mitt and the MOD did at that time. Not in this lifetime will Romney ever wear Reagans boots. Besides Reagan was a Christian.

58 posted on 02/06/2012 8:00:25 AM PST by annieokie
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To: astratt7; All
Actually the RRNC has their tit stuck in the wringer.

Michael Steele after Florida was on TV saying the proportional rule of April 1 was passed during his term and FL must abide.

The current President of RNC wrote FL a letter in Dec stating that the delegates should be allotted proportionately.

FL flipped them the finger and like any liberal did what they wanted.

Now the RNC has two choices to keep the issue from blowing up when the Rules Committee meets (just days before the convention).

Either
1. Call an emergency session now and deal with FloriDUH

OR

2. Push Romney down the throat of the American people so that he wins in high enough proportion that it's no big deal.

They've chosen 2. What do We the People say. T-shirt posts have the information you need to give the RNC your thought.....Speak early and often.

Please forward the information to your email list and ask others to continue the message. Thanks.

59 posted on 02/06/2012 8:09:25 AM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: P-Marlowe

IMO Reagan drafted his famous 11th commandment proactively, with nasty, destructive campaigners exactly like Romney in mind.

Since 2008 Romney’s machine has destroyed Sarah Palin. Herman Cain. Rick Perry. Now it’s tearing down Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum.

One can only hope, if this scorched earth sleazeball succeeds in buying, sliming and attacking his way to the GOP nomination - he’ll use as much viciousness against the communist/democrat opposition.

The only data point I’ve seen in this regards though, was John McCain.

Who only ever actually tries to beat, other Republicans.

I’m not hopeful Mitt Romney would be any more helpful.

Not one bit.


60 posted on 02/06/2012 8:13:05 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (What if Obama isn't the anti-Christ after all? What if it's Romney?...)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
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.

I think you've actually hit on it. The whole article was enough to gag a maggot, but there was also an air of desperation to it. You could almost hear him gasping for breath in his hysteria.

Mitt's boys and girls DO have to reassure the GOPEE because they'll find a way to replace him as their stooge rather than allow a genuine REPUBLICAN to win. I also think the transparently staged breakthrough to 50% in the ridiculously phony Nevada farce isn't fooling anybody.

61 posted on 02/06/2012 8:15:25 AM PST by Sal (Soros owns ALL the 'Rats and the GO PEE (self appointed Establishment Elite)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Romney Can Be the Next Reagan

If by this the writer means he'd come right after him in the phone book, perhaps.

If he was referring to conservatism, hell no.

62 posted on 02/06/2012 8:17:30 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Why, yes. I AM in a bad mood.)
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To: Christie at the beach

As I told my husband yesterday, Romney is to the left of Bill Clinton. No doubt about it. I am not going to vote for someone to the left of Bill Clinton. It is a slap in the face that th GOP expects me to vote for a liberal.


63 posted on 02/06/2012 8:42:16 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

There should be a Barf alert with this one.


64 posted on 02/06/2012 8:45:06 AM PST by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“It’s noting to get angry about.”

Except, to those outside of the GOP and Rat establishment, it is something to get angry about.


65 posted on 02/06/2012 8:45:17 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’d love to believe it, but...no thanks.


66 posted on 02/06/2012 8:51:06 AM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

BARF ALERT!!!!


67 posted on 02/06/2012 9:20:21 AM PST by GVnana (Newt 2012 - He Speaks for Us)
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To: N. Theknow
Ronald Reagan was the only reason why I switched parties.

Same with Romney except he left the Republican Party over Ronald Reagan and only returned so he could run against Ted Kennedy.

68 posted on 02/06/2012 9:21:52 AM PST by CommerceComet (If Mitt can leave the GOP to protest Reagan, why can't I do the same in protest of Romney?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Is Romney scheduled for a heart and brain transplant? Who knew?


69 posted on 02/06/2012 9:32:21 AM PST by Anti-Hillary (No Jesus, No Peace! Know Jesus, Know Peace!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Romney Can Be the Next Reagan about the same way I can become a 6ft tall buxom beauty.

IN YOUR DREAMS!

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I dare you.

Not even a double dog dare to infinity could make me wade through that dreck!

You win. LOL!

70 posted on 02/06/2012 10:03:39 AM PST by MamaTexan (I am ~Person~ as created by the Law of Nature, not a 'person' as created by the law of Man)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“....best chance of becoming the nation’s next Ronald Reagan.”

I stopped reading right there!

I am going to hate to see Obama win, but I will love seeing Romney and the GOP-e lose.

GO NEWT GO—it’s about the survival of our country!!


71 posted on 02/06/2012 10:22:38 AM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO--itÂ’s about the survival of our country!!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Nice to know the American Spectator staff have gotten a mega shipment of dope from the Mexican drug cartels. Lots of happy people dancin’ on the lawn at the American Spectator. [Now, where's that dinosaur patrollin’ and gimme more some more blow.]
72 posted on 02/06/2012 10:59:25 AM PST by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: ZX12R

Carter already did back in September:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/09/16/carter-would-be-very-pleased-to-see-romney-win-gop-race/


73 posted on 02/06/2012 11:01:23 AM PST by Sybeck1 (Mitt Romney, a piss poor choice)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
So many so-called conservatives have lost their ever-loving minds. They are trading one brand of tyranny for another just because it's not Obama brand tyranny.

I'm sickened.

74 posted on 02/06/2012 11:09:37 AM PST by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood.)
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To: Sybeck1
Carter already did back in September:

Well I'll be damned. He really did. Now I'm even more afraid of Romney being the nominee. Holy smokes!
75 posted on 02/06/2012 11:14:33 AM PST by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 ! We should take off and Newt washington from orbit.)
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To: siamesecats
never trust a rino with a bowtie.
76 posted on 02/06/2012 9:03:00 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Romney will definitely require a Boehner/mcConnell congressional leadership to keep him from drifting to the ways of a New England liberal.


77 posted on 04/13/2012 7:55:59 PM PDT by H.Akston (John Edwards is presidential, in Blue America.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Reagan’s horse had more class than the last 4 presidents, including the jackass in office now.


78 posted on 04/13/2012 7:59:56 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: laweeks
Romney probably represents the total and complete end of the Republican Party.

That happened right after Reagan, with Bush's, Clintons, and yet more Bush's.

The country became corrupt, bankrupt, broke, and overrun with millions of illegal aliens, and a steady decline in the standard of living, as government grew during their times in office.

Under the second Bush clown, he allowed in more Muslims *AFTER* 911, than the previous two decades.

79 posted on 04/13/2012 8:08:05 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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