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Ed Rollins to Sarah Palin: You're No Ronald Reagan! On a scale of 1 to 10, just how well did Rollins nail it?

Ed Rollins to Sarah Palin: You're No Ronald Reagan! On a scale of 1 to 10, just how well did Rollins nail it? Topic: How to write a speech for school elections
July 19, 2019 / By Autumn
Question: And speaking of Obama and the election two years from now, Sarah Palin now says she thinks she can beat him. Maybe she can, but 2012 is a long way off, and there is a nominating process that is intense -- and it takes more than selling a few hundred books in Iowa to win it. Several other serious political players think they can beat her and will wage full-scale political war against her if she tries. And quit comparing yourself to Ronald Reagan. To paraphrase the late Sen. Lloyd Bentsen's comments to Dan Quayle in the 1988 vice presidential debate: I knew Ronald Reagan, and you're no Ronald Reagan. You're a media star and a great curiosity. You were plucked out of political obscurity because of the whim of presidential contender John McCain, who didn't know you and made you into an overnight sensation. You performed well for three weeks in the campaign, did better than expected against Joe Biden in the debate and then you self-destructed. You clearly weren't ready for prime time, but neither was your running mate. After the election, you quit your day job as governor of Alaska with 18 months left in the term and went out and made a fortune making speeches and selling a book. It was certainly your right, and you're not the first one to cash in on fame. Millions of Americans love you, and I am sure millions more hate you. Unfortunately, that's what happens in politics. You can be a contender for the Republican nomination in 2012, but you're a long way from being the nominee. You're going to have to beat some very formidable candidates with way more experience and far superior knowledge on issues foreign and domestic. And to rate your chances today, I would put them at "possible" but not "probable." It's an all-uphill battle.Right now, polls indicate you wouldn't carry your home state of Alaska. And the Reagan comparisons aren't helping. You might as well compare yourself to Abraham Lincoln or Teddy Roosevelt. Before President Reagan was your age, he was an international movie and television star, the actor's union president and a spokesman for a major U.S. corporation. I know you were only 2 when Ronald Reagan was elected by a landslide to the first of two terms as governor of California in 1966, but I would have hoped somewhere along the way through the five colleges you attended that you would have learned a little history. And I can tell you being governor of the most populous state is a lot tougher than being governor of one of the least populous ones. The year you were born, Ronald Reagan picked up the torch of Barry Goldwater after the debacle of 1964 and carried it proudly forward. He rebuilt the Republican Party after Watergate, the resignation of Richard Nixon and the defeat of Gerald Ford in 1976. He won two electoral landslides and made the presidency work again after several failed presidencies. He also never quit anything or any job before he was done. And he was a great communicator because he not only made great speeches, he wrote many of them because it was what he believed. People listened to them and were moved by them. Ms. Palin, serious stuff needs to be accomplished in Washington. If you want to be a player, go to school and learn the issues. Put smart people around you and listen to them. If you want to be taken seriously, be serious. You've already got your own forum. If you want to be a serious presidential candidate, get to work. If you want to be an imitator of Ronald Reagan, go learn something about him and respect his legacy. -- Ed Rollins, telling Sarah Palin to Go Pound Sand.
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Abbygale Abbygale | 6 days ago
Eleven. However, putting Ronald Reagan and an entertainer from Alaska in the same sentence is ludicrous. And that's how low the Republican race for POTUS has become.
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Abbygale Originally Answered: Essay about Ronald Reagan?
Ronald Reagan was one of my favorite presidents. Although he is my favorite president of the 20th century, I still think FDR had more of an impact (for better or worse). Reagan had a tremendous impact on the U.S. and our world. Here are some examples that you may wish to pursue for your essay: 1. Reagan's role in winning the Cold War. Make no mistake about it: Reagan's policies are the reason we won the Cold War. He did not merely seek to contain communism as Truman did, but sought to dismantle, defeat and bury the Soviet Empire. He made this official U.S. policy (see National Security Directive 11-82) and implemented policies to reach this goal. A great book on this subject is Reagan's War by Peter Schweizer. For your purposes, start with Chapter 11 ("Word and Deed") and read the book to its end. It is a pretty exciting read and describes Reagan's policies (such as building a strong military, missile defense, assisting Poland, Nicaragua, CIA activities, aggressive military actions, etc.) and rhetoric (see Reagan's "Tear Down This Wall...," "Ash Heap of History," etc. speeches). It also reveals the opinions of various individuals, such as former Soviet officials who credit Reagan with winning the Cold War and former Soviet prisoners that indicate how inspired they were by Reagan. 2. Pride in America. The 1970’s under Nixon, Ford, Carter was a terrible decade. The Soviet Union’s empire was expanding, Americans were being held hostage in Iran, and domestically, the economy was mess with high rates of inflation, interest and unemployment, and there were long gas lines. The American people were being told by its leaders that the country was declining and its time had past, and that we were living in an age of limits and malaise. Reagan advised the American people that the future was bright and reminded us of our special place in the world. Not only his rhetoric but his policies helped restore pride in America. 3. Reagan advocated free-market capitalism and believed that the government needed to get off the backs of the American people and let us think, create, invent, manage, sell, etc. (i.e., entrepreneurship) and successfully compete with the rest of the world. This basic principle was supported by his economic policies, which included lowering taxes, reducing government spending (though unsuccessfully) and reducing the burden of regulation on business and people. We suffered a recession in the very early 1980’s (perhaps residual effects from the 1970’s and Reagan’s tightening the money supply) but came out of it in 1983 (I believe) with the strongest economy in decades. The Reagan expansion continued for the next two decades. These are my suggestions. Make sure to research each topic thoroughly. You may want to pursue the following sources listed below. These are primarily conservative, pro-Reagan sources.
Abbygale Originally Answered: Essay about Ronald Reagan?
I lived through the Reagan years. He makes me feel proud to be an American. He really loved this country. I get emotional every time I think of this president! Lately, I've been watching Ronald Reagan speeches on YouTube. In these current times when I feel down, hopeless... When I worry about my finances, this country, our freedoms, and this world, Ronald Reagan's words, even though were spoken in the 1980's, gives me hope and encouragement for this country even today!

Stef Stef
Ed Rollins is just a talking head...honestly, who cares? Palin isn't in public office, yet you liberals can't get enough of her and anything remotely close she says/does that is political in nature. So, what does that say about YOU? lol
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Ozzy Ozzy
Yore right he done told wrinkly ole Grandma Sarah Palin not only to go pound sand but where to buy it and how hard to pound it.
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Ozzy Originally Answered: Ronald Reagan- President?
He was a good President. He fixed the ailing US economy. Stood up to the Soviet Union,and this would force a win in the Cold War in the early 1990s. Restored pride in Americans and America for the population. Made USA feared by its enemies and respected by its friends again - something no President since has achieved. High point - fall of the Berlin Wall. Low point - Iran-Contra scandal. Reagan had some great foreign policy quotes.On sending the Sixth Fleet to the Mediterranean,he commented that it was capable of "Turning Lebanon into an ashtray." During the Achille Lauro hijacking in 1985, when asked by journalists about the hijacking he said "Next time I know what to do" having just watched the 'Rambo II' movie.

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