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  • Cruz: Reagan Would Fit In Perfectly with Today's Conservative Grassroots

    11/10/2013 9:12:48 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 31 replies ^ | 9 Nov 2013 | Tony Lee
    On Friday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) went on the Tonight Show and said Ronald Reagan would feel at home in today's conservative movement, comparing the grassroots revolution that has powered his rise with that of the 1970s that Reagan led.  When host Jay Leno suggested Reagan would not fit in today's conservative movement, Cruz said, "I don't think that's right at all."Cruz told Leno that "Reagan led a grassroots revolution," and the country's economic situation now is awfully like the late 1970s when there was "economic stagnation" and people were "hurting because government policies under Jimmy Carter weren't working."He noted...
  • Nuclear war over Rove's claims to work for Reagan; Gipper biographer says no

    02/08/2013 1:09:21 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 133 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2-8-2013 | Paul Bedard
    February 8, 2013 Nuclear war over Rove's claims to work for Reagan; Gipper biographer says no Paul Bedard The war of words between conservatives and former Bush advisor Karl Rove has gone nuclear, this time over Rove's claim that he worked for Ronald Reagan's 1980 campaign and on a Reagan advisory board. The bottom line: While Rove told The O'Reilly Factor Thursday that he worked for the Gipper, Reagan's acclaimed biographer Craig Shirley says there's no evidence to back Rove up. Worse: In an email Shirley is sending to conservative leaders, he reveals that Rove backed former President Ford in...
  • Source of Etch A Sketch gaffe is trusted and loyal Romney adviser (Mehlman/Rhoades/Rove mafia)

    03/24/2012 4:55:44 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/23/12 | Philip Rucker
    -snip- Although Fehrnstrom is one of Romney’s longest-serving aides, he, like his boss, has no roots in the conservative movement. Fehrnstrom started out as a reporter covering alderman meetings in Boston and lives in liberal Brookline, Mass. His work as a GOP operative has been confined to New England — a region, as he often notes, that’s “pretty rocky terrain for Republicans.” To some influential conservatives, Fehrnstrom is an enigma. It’s not that conservatives don’t trust him. It’s that some don’t even know him. “I’ve never heard of him. I’ve been going to conservative meetings since I was knee-high to...
  • McCain adviser ousted in conflict uproar (Craig Shirley)

    05/15/2008 10:34:37 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 1,368+ views ^ | 5/15/08 | Ben Smith
    John McCain's campaign asked a prominent Republican consultant, Craig Shirley, to leave his official campaign role Thursday after a Politico inquiry about Shirley's dual role consulting for the campaign and for an independent "527" group opposing the Democratic presidential candidates. The campaign also released a new conflict of interest policy barring such arrangements. Shirley, a conservative public relations veteran, doubled as a consultant to McCain and to the group Stop Her Now, a 527 group barred from coordinating its activities with presidential campaigns. He is not currently on the McCain campaign’s payroll, but would also step down from his role...
  • Reagan Book Holds Message for Dems

    02/26/2005 1:23:38 PM PST · by wagglebee · 21 replies · 580+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 2/26/05 | Carl Limbacher
    Craig Shirley’s highly acclaimed new book, "Reagan’s Revolution: The Untold Story of the Campaign that Started It All" [Nelson Current, January 2005], details the story of Ronald Reagan’s first campaign for the presidency in 1976 against incumbent Gerald Ford. The historic campaign, although ultimately unsuccessful, united a dying party following Watergate and proved to be launch pad for the modern-day Conservative Movement. Today, the Democratic Party finds itself in a similar situation following Sen. John Kerry’s loss in 2004. Although the Democrats do not have a Watergate on their hands, they are suffering from a similar lack of leadership and...
  • Book claims real Reagan hot tempered, headstrong

    01/22/2005 7:43:49 AM PST · by buckeyesrule · 16 replies · 1,190+ views
    Washington Times ^ | January 22, 2005 | Donald Lambro
    Craig Shirley learned two things when writing his book about Ronald Reagan's unsuccessful 1976 campaign to take the Republican nomination away from Gerald Ford: Mr. Reagan's explosive temper in private, and the depth of his self-confidence -- his "utter belief in his abilities."