Had a debate with a friend today- he seemed to think the current GOP climate has moved to the right of Reagan. Your thoughts?
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.
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
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.)
He would be burnt toast. The teabaggers would run him out on a rail.
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.
Though, I do think it would be hilarious to see Reagan in a debate with Bachmann.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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!!!
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
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
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
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... (Sorry, couldn't resist)
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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