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How would Ronald Reagan do in the current GOP primary race?

  1. kashannkilson profile image60
    kashannkilsonposted 5 years ago

    Had a debate with a friend today- he seemed to think the current GOP climate has moved to the right of Reagan. Your thoughts?

    1. Repairguy47 profile image61
      Repairguy47posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Ronald Reagan would still be the most popular candidate, he was smart witty and commanded attention. The clowns they have today are not fit to carry his luggage.

    2. American View profile image60
      American Viewposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      He would be way better than what is out there now. He would tear them up in debate. He was well prepared and had a quick wit.

      Ron, he would be the one that would put them in there place. Just ask the Air traffic controllers

    3. Ralph Deeds profile image71
      Ralph Deedsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I agree with your friend. Reagan was much more realistic than the current crop of leading candidates. And Reagan didn't have to kiss up to the Tea Party. Although he resembles Reagan Perry couldn't hold a candle to Reagan in "Bedtime for Bonzo." And Reagan was completely upstaged by the chimp which was quite amazing. (I saw the movie again on TV the other day and watched the whole thing. An amazing chimpanzee.)
      http://s4.hubimg.com/u/5460239.jpg

  2. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 5 years ago

    He would be burnt toast.  The teabaggers would run him out on a rail.

  3. kashannkilson profile image60
    kashannkilsonposted 5 years ago

    That's funny, looking at your replies, that's exactly what our conversation was like:

    He maintained that with the Tea Party, Reagan would be like Hunstman or Pawlenty.

    I said almost the exact same thing as Repairguy47, except I replaced the noun "luggage" with something a little more locker-roomish.

    I just can't see Reagan cow-towing to a Tea Party. He was from a different, much tougher generation. It seems like he would use a combination of good-natured chiding and tough love to get the Tea Party into step.

    1. kashannkilson profile image60
      kashannkilsonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Though, I do think it would be hilarious to see Reagan in a debate with Bachmann.

    2. American View profile image60
      American Viewposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Sad part and most disappointing about Huntsman is he has been way to laid back and acting like he really is not interested. Truly a shame for if you research in depth all the candidates as I have, you will find he is way more qualified than the rest.

      http://jonhuntsmangh.blogspot.com/

      1. kashannkilson profile image60
        kashannkilsonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        You know American View, I have done quite a bit of research on all these folks, and I have to say, I'm a little baffled by Huntsman.

        If you look at them all objectively, it would seem like Huntsman has the best chance of winning the general election out of all the GOP candidates. He has the right experience, he speaks well to moderate independents and quite frankly has the best chance of pulling over a fair amount of frustrated moderate Dems. 

        But where is he? His biggest splash thus far is a one sentence tweet saying he believes in science. Does he have his brother-in-law's kid running his campaign?

        Do you think it's just that he has been so passive in his campaign thus far, or do you think the majority or the Republican Party has shifted so far right that a guy like Huntsman is simply too moderate?

        I have a hard time believing that the GOP majority has gone that far right. I also don't believe that average Independents lean that far to right, and I know for sure that Democrats Huntsman could reach aren't going to cross lines for Bachmann, Paul, or Perry.

        What do you think?

        1. American View profile image60
          American Viewposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I totally agree. I would vote for Huntsman. I have completly reseached them all thoroughly. His credentials far outshine the others. But like at the debate, he said nothing, he never utilized his time to campaign for himself. He is nowhere to be found and the timer is ticking.

          No question he would pull independents when they see how sucessful he hhas been as Gov of Utah. Dmes will go for him because of his strong foriegn policy and he work in the Obama admin, so he shows he can work with all.

          1. kashannkilson profile image60
            kashannkilsonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Exactly.

            And the troubling thing is that while I weigh experience fairly heavily in a political candidate, the fact that he is so apathetic and laid back in his campaigning really troubles me.

            I think regardless of political party, we can all agree that the last thing this country needs is a leader with a "laid back, hands off" approach to governing.

            This country needs some action. And if he isn't willing to be more active in acquiring the job, how active will he be once he gets it?

          2. lovemychris profile image79
            lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            What, no credit to Obama for putting Huntsman in his cabinet?
            Guess Obama shares your view on him, huh?
            Guess Obama is not a crazed ideologue either.
            Why--I geuss Obama can work with others too!!!

            1. American View profile image60
              American Viewposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              LMC,

              Sorry to disappoint, but I did mention that Huntsman worked in the Obama admin. If anyone has half a clue as to how the system works, Inorder to work in an administration means that administration HIRED that person. That means they ger credit for the hire. Funny that you are looking for credit on hiring Huntsman, well I guess it's because that is one of the few appointmants Obama made correctly.

              As far as Obama working well with others, I could show you many examples of how he does work and play well with others, but I think everyone knows based on what is seen, he does not

  4. Greek One profile image78
    Greek Oneposted 5 years ago

    I think he would be mostly silent during the debates, since he has passed away.
    On the flip side, there would be less chance of making a gaff.

    He really wasn't all there during the majority of his second term, yet his popularity stayed high

    1. American View profile image60
      American Viewposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Too bad some of the others would not be silent

      Truly a shame getting alzhiemers as he did, but it does raise interesting questions about his second term. Let's not forget, Voters were not aware about his condition till many years after he was out of ofice. So his popularity remained high. Though I think it will always will remain high even if he had to leave office early due to his illness

    2. kashannkilson profile image60
      kashannkilsonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Well, I have to agree Greek One, the whole "dead" thing is a bit of a detriment . But who knows, maybe America is ready for it's first Zombie president.

      We did almost elect John Kerry... smile (Sorry, couldn't resist)

      1. Greek One profile image78
        Greek Oneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        http://www.zombiereagan.com/street/bush-safe.jpg

        1. kashannkilson profile image60
          kashannkilsonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Oh dear God, I just shot coffee all over my computer! That's hilarious! Disturbing, but hilarious!

  5. Greek One profile image78
    Greek Oneposted 5 years ago

    WOW!  Zombie Reagan is very popular online, evidently..

    http://www.zombiereagan.com/street/goopy.jpg

    http://www.seedsofdoubt.com/distressedamerican/images/graphics/Zombie-Reagan-Small.gif

    http://img2.moonbuggy.org/imgstore/zombie-reagan.jpg

    http://sweasel.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/reagandraft.jpg

    http://punditkitchen.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/political-pictures-reagan-zombie.jpg

    http://m.artician.com/pu/QSEEN5D4HFHO5XM45AYZVFFPJDEAHBUA.preview.jpeg

    1. kashannkilson profile image60
      kashannkilsonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      So Googling "zombie reagan"  returns 3.1 million results.

      Googling "Jon Huntsman"?

      1.5 million...

  6. Wizard Of Whimsy profile image61
    Wizard Of Whimsyposted 5 years ago

    My kinda hub!

    http://s4.hubimg.com/u/5451279.jpg

  7. lovemychris profile image79
    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago

    So Huntsman says "Obama feels this, and Obama feels that"........
    How does he know what Obama feels??

    And the Republicans always say "The American people want".....

    I am an American people, and I want NOTHING of what they are selling. So--stop saying it!
    And stop telling us that Liberals are arrogant.....pulleeeze. Look in the mirror.

    And I think Reagan would fit right in with this crowd. He is the one, after all, who cut help for the mentally challenged, and said, "We are cutting their allowance".
    Talk about arrogant. And say, when he had his mental problems, he got the best of the best care, didn't he? Err, ahhh....who paid for that?

 
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