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Reagan author Craig Shirley: “Romneyism is about wiping Reaganism away”

Acclaimed conservative thinker and Reagan biographer Craig Shirley today blasted Mitt Romney for wanting to wipe Reaganism away from the Republican Party.

Shirley, who has been a part of the American conservative movement for nearly 40 years, is the author of two critically praised bestselling books on U.S. President Ronald Reagan; Rendezvous with Destiny: Ronald Reagan and the Campaign that Changed America and Reagan's Revolution: The Untold Story of the Campaign That Started It All.

“The Etch a Sketch comments from Romney are revealing and terrifying. Romneyism---like Bushism and McCainism---is about wiping Reaganism away from the Republican Party,” wrote Shirley in comments emailed to influential conservatives around the country.

Shirley went on to point out that, “Romney has made it clear in the past his abhorrence of Ronald Reagan. Romney is about personal power, plain and simple.”

“The Establishment Republicans always hated Reagan, conservatism and Governor Romney tipped his hand today, with his campaign’s alarming observations.”

“If Romney becomes the nominee of the Republican Party, conservatives will seriously consider walking away and looking at the candidacy of Gary Johnson.”

Shirley concluded his email comments by observing that, “If Romney is the nominee of the Republican Party, he could be the most despised choice since Richard Nixon.”

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All this support and praise for Reagan disgusts me. The Iran-Contra affair was a flagrant, unconstitutional abuse of of Executive Power. It helped set the presidence for futher abuse by George W. Bush and now Obama. Reagan had the rhetoric of a small government conservative, but his actions as President showed otherwise.

Romneyism is wiping Reaganism out

I agree 100%. Romney is on a power trip with all his money. He has spent 6 years running for this. I see people right and left betraying their nation endorsing him. Meanwhile we have the best candidate to turn things around we have had since Reagan...NEWT.

Nancy said..."Ronnie passed the torch to Newt" :. Newt understands what goes on in Washington, he was inside, but never an insider as people say. The establishment hates him as much as they hated Reagan. He can  come in and clean house , repeal ,. sign everything to get oil started everywhere, so this country can be prosperous again. We can have the deficit paid off within 3 years after oil is up and running  again. See

I know the establshment hated Reagan  and hate Newt;so that is why Romney spent millions in Iowa to start chopping Newt down. Then in Florida he spent over $20 million alone to lie and the stupid people fell for it. I have seen so many dumb Republicans this year it makes me ashamed to be one now. It is like when Carter was president I did not admit I was from Georgia, let alone that I was related to him( far off thank GOD.). Can you imagine the good that money would have done to help people in need??????

Carter was a total disgrace to our country and my family, but now he is only 2nd worst, although I think FDR was the most evil president we ever had until Obama. Check out how he got the Japanese to bomb the innocent people in Pearl Harbor.

I know Newt and know what he would do. He did it before with Contract with America and got 9 out of 10 passed, plus 4 balanced budgets. Never in modern history has anyone else done that.

But Romney can't let the people know the truth about Newt so he has trashed him everywhere. I pray that Newt and Rick stay in the race to prevent Romney from having the votes needed. Then we can have another debate and see who is left standing.

There are Republicans that now I know are Rhinos...Ann Coulter, Jeb Bush,Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan and more. Never would I trust them again. Did Romney buy them off, threaten them  or PROMISE them something. Gee, do I smell a Republican Obama??  Our country would be in horrible shape IF Obama got back in, and that is why we MUST starting impeachment. Of course the liberals will yell and scream but we can have him out by election time if we start now.

But Romney is surely not our answer. We need a REAGAN, and I know NEWT is the only one who would do what REAGAN did. He has the same courage and convictions. Newt is endorsed by the REAGAN family. I pray to GOD daily for NEWT to become our president so I will know this country is in good hands. He will kick out the U.N. soon as possible and defund them immediately as well as the EPA, Dept. of Education, etc.

If Romney wins Craig Shirley is correct in saying millions will BOLT, but they will be back when we finally can get NEWT in and they see what he truly can do. But losing this election will hopefully be the end of the establishment, but it may be at a cost to our country.

 GOD bless AMERICA. and NEWT should be our next oresident. 

Can you make the case??

I'm just curious...statements such as "Etch a Sketch comments from Romney are revealing and terrifying" are sure to gin up alot of controversy and discussion...but I would like to see the case made of how Romneyism is going to wipe out Reaganism...the man hasn't even held federal office and his actions as governor of Massachussetts are not necessarily a good indicator of his "threat" to conservatism...he made the state government smaller, balanced the budget, took on the pro-choice crowd, and even vetoed the individual mandate for employers in the Massachussets state health care bill (and was overridden by a liberal legislature)...this was done in the bluest of blue again...please make the case...

can't happen

"...wipe Reaganism away..." and replace it with what?  Your assumption is that either, 1) Republicans are easily pushed around (physical force) or 2) Republicans are stupid with short memories.  "Reaganism" worked.  Most of us are old enough to remember that.  The only way to "...wipe Reaganism out of the Republican Party" is to replace it with something better.  Romney aint it.  None of the "current crop" is it.


We need to keep the Reagan

We need to keep the Reagan style Conservatism in the Republican party! We also need to Impeach Pres. Barack Obama, as Lyndon La Rouche says, if he stays in office we are on the brink of "Nuclear Thermal War", the likes of which human civilization cannot survive!

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No Party For Old Men

Conservatives no longer have a political Party representing them. It should be obvious to any observer that the D Party is solid Marxist and the R Party is solid Fascist. It should also be noted that free market capitalism only existed in America between the end of the American Revolution and the day the US Constitution was signed.