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Could Ronald Reagan Get Elected Today?

James2571 Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 7:04 PM
There is absolutely NO WAY Ronald Reagan would make it out of a Republican Primary today. NO WAY! In 1967 Ronald Reagan signed the ""Therapeutic Abortion Act", legalizing abortion in California, before Rowe vs. Wade. In 1969, Reagan, as Governor, signed the Family Law Act which was the first no fault divorce legislation in the United States. In 1978 Reagan opposed the Briggs Initiative, Proposition 6, which would have banned gays, lesbians, and supporters of LGBT rights from working in public schools in California. His opposition to the initiative was instrumental in its landslide defeat by Californian voters. Reagan signed the Immigration Reform and Control Act in 1986 which gave Amnesty to 3 million illegal aliens. NO WAY !!

Popular theory suggests Reagan was too moderate for today’s GOP, but the experts disagree.


From Townhall Magazine's November Perspectives by Kyle Bonnell:

Questioning Ronald Reagan’s electability in today’s political environment has become a preoccupation of today’s liberals. As this story goes, Ronald Reagan was too moderate and compromising for the tea party-infested, intransigent and ideologically rigid Republican Party. But is it true?

Not according to Edwin Meese, President Reagan’s Attorney General.

“If you look at his...

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