Could Ronald Reagan get the GOP nod in 2012?

Discussion in 'The Thunderdome' started by CardinalVol, Feb 29, 2012.

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  1. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    Dead serious. Would he be considered conservative enough?

    Issues -

    Divorced
    Self-admitted liberal Democrat when younger and idolized FDR
    Says he became a conservative b/c of a TV role
    Signed an abortion bill as Governor
    Was opposed to anti-gay legislation in CA

    I don't think he could.
     
  2. droski

    droski Traffic Criminal

    he'd win in a landslide. people forget how dynamic of a speaker reagan was. that would trump the rest of it.
     
  3. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator

    I agree Card. Even though Reagan is the go-to guy today, he was not socially conservative enough. My favorite Repub president, Eisenhower, would be ran out of town on a rail for being a big government flaming liberal by today's standards. It's an indictment on how far the radical right-wing elements of the party have jerked the party towards absurd levels of extreme conservatism.
     
  4. droski

    droski Traffic Criminal

    reagan was no more liberal than romney. though reagan's church going record was suspect at best.
     
  5. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator

    He may still win, but I don't think in a landslide. Not so sure evangelicals would flock to him like you think. His moderate social stances would causes some issues with the wing nut elements.
     
  6. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator

    I agree. That is one reason Romney hasn't put a lid on the nomination yet. Reagan would face the same head winds in today's Republican party, imo.
     
  7. droski

    droski Traffic Criminal

    yes but what % of the base is that radical? over 30%? i don't think so.
     
  8. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    This is what I am getting at. Its more of an example that anything. He'd be labeled as a flip-flopping rino in a heartbeat that was just a good talker.
     
  9. droski

    droski Traffic Criminal

    romney is no great speaker. if he had half of reagan's ability he'd have it locked up by now. Romney isn't locking it up because he's not all that exciting.
     
  10. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator

    I would say roughly 15%-25%. There's about the same percenatge of fringe element kooks on both sides.
     
  11. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator


    This is true. Reagan was one of the most dynamic speakers of all the Presidents- quite possibly THE most dynamic. He didn't get the title of The Great Communicator for nothing.
     
  12. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    But they're the loudest on both sides.
     
  13. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator

    You are correct, unfortunately.
     
  14. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    So almost or about half the country are far-something kooks? That is depressing.
     
  15. droski

    droski Traffic Criminal

    it is depressing.
     
  16. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator

    It's worse than depressing.
     
  17. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    Its more depressing when you realize about 99% of the fringes don't even use their brain to determine their position, they just do it.
     
  18. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    I've been debating in posting the fact of this in question form on fb to see how many people would not vote for him that probably sit him as one of their heroes.
     
  19. Volst53

    Volst53 Super Moderator

    Only two ways I really see things changing:

    1. Some how we move to a three party system or more
    2. The well goes dry and all of the free hand outs end.
     
  20. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator

    They think like women: with emotion.
     

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