Skip to comments.Nofziger: Why Arnold Schwarzenegger is no Ronald Reagan
Posted on 08/18/2003 7:12:07 PM PDT by churchillbuffEdited on 04/12/2004 5:56:04 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
Why Arnold Schwarzenegger is no Ronald Reagan By Lyn Nofziger -- Special to The Bee Published 2:15 a.m. PDT Sunday, August 17, 2003 The year was 1966, a year in which Californians were to elect a new governor or re-elect an old one. Three major Republican candidates were vying for the right to challenge the two-term incumbent Democrat, Edmund G. "Pat" Brown.
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That's an infinite topic...
He raised taxes and signed a bill legalizing abortion.
And Reagan would not have hired Lyn Nofziger when he was running for governor. He would likley have cost him the election.
Scuse me, but wasn't Nofziger Reagan's press secretary when Reagan ran for governor?
From this bio.......
Franklin (Lyn) Nofziger, who heads Nofziger Communications, a consulting and government relations firm, is best known for his work with Ronald Reagan, from the former Presidents days as Governor of California to his presidential campaigns and the Reagan White House.
After serving in the U.S. Army and earning his bachelor of arts degree in journalism from San Jose State College, Mr. Nofziger spent 16 years as a reporter, editor and Washington correspondent for Copley Newspapers and Copley News Service.
In 1966, he was named press secretary for Ronald Reagans gubernatorial campaign, followed by two years as Governor Reagans director of communications. Mr. Nofziger then served the Nixon White House as deputy assistant to the president for congressional relations and the Republican National Committee as its deputy chairman for communications.
How does he defend Reagan's signing a tax increase and a bill legalizing abortion (this was before Roe v. Wade)?
Guys, Pres. Reagan wasn't that great a supporter of pro-life issues. I believe Nancy took the lead on being pro-choice, as well. Could be wrong, just my impression, and not making any value judgements on RR or Arnold, either.
"I was wr-r-r . . . I was wr-r-r-rah . . ."
I'm gonna start calling you Fonzie.
But, he's wrong on Schwarzenegger. Arnold's not proclaiming he's a Reagan.
Ronald Reagan couldn't be elected governor of California today.
That's heartbreakingly true.
In 1966, he ( Nofziger )was named press secretary for Ronald Reagans gubernatorial campaign, followed by two years as Governor Reagans director of communications. Mr. Nofziger then served the Nixon White House as deputy assistant to the president for congressional relations and the Republican National Committee as its deputy chairman for communications.
The two most important people in every Reagan campaign from govenor to president were Ed Meese and Lyn Nofziger.
I'm surprised that Nofziger is jumping offside to head off any comparison of Schwarzenegger to Reagan, when Arnold hasn't made the comparison, and nobody else is making the comparison.
Of course Arnold is no Reagan, but Reagan was not the same man in 1980 that he was in 1966.
Arnold is a self professed social liberal. Arnold says he's a fiscal conservative, yet so far, Arnold has presented no evidence that he even knows what a political conservative is. Arnold is to the left of well known RINO's like Susan Collin's, Lincoln Chaffey and Arlen Spector.
Arnold says he wants to get California out of the red, so its social welfare programs can run more effectively and efficently for the people. That sounds like high minded liberalism, not conservatism. Arnold also wants to bring businesses back to California, so tax revenues will increase and social welfare programs can be properly funded. More high minded liberalism.
Yes, he could.
Because he was an excellent candidate, and had the right ideas.
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