Friday, September 08, 2006

Webb's First Television Ad...

apparently features Ronald Reagan singing his praises. Not as a Senator or a Democrat, mind you, but as Navy Secretary in his Republican Administration.

Other than smearing George Allen, this seems to be the Webb campaign's first step, and it's a misstep.

Can one imagine something that would be more likely to engage Nancy Reagan than a Democrat's use of her husband's image for his own purposes?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nancy Reagan likes Jim Webb......

Riley, Not O'Reilly said...

She MIGHT like him, but that doesn't mean she'd support him or say that her late husband would have. Otherwise, TEAM REAGAN wouldn't have done the following:

Former Reagan Chief of Staff Ken Duberstein, former Counselor to President Reagan and U.S. Attorney General Ed Meese, as well as former Reagan Campaign Chairman and U.S. Senator Paul Laxalt released the following statement this afternoon:

"We are disappointed that James Webb is dishonoring the memory of President Reagan by using an old video clip to imply that Ronald Reagan would be supporting him. He should be ashamed of himself.

"It is Senator George Allen whose leadership, integrity and optimism reminds us of President Reagan. On virtually every issue, from the consistency of his views and outlook, to his constant support for low taxes and less government spending, to his commitment to supporting judges who will interpret the law rather than make new law, it is Senator Allen who is the true heir to President Reagan. He will continue to offer conservative and common sense solutions to the problems we face and will represent Virginia in the Reagan tradition by emphasizing limited government, traditional values and a strong, forward looking foreign policy."

Besides, Webb's top two campaign strategists had this to say about Reagan:

Steve Jarding and Dave "Mudcat" Saunders (the poor man's James Carville wannabe) ... wrote that Reagan was "a pompous, ignorant fool" and that "the vast bulk of Reagan's Administration was a sell-out and a sham."

BDM said...

Who would have thought James Young called this one hours before Nancy Reagan ordered Jim Webb to pull the ad.

James Young said...

Uhhhh, anybody who's been paying attention?

Riley, Not O'Reilly said...

To update, Nancy DOESN'T like Webb and didn't like him during the Reagan Admin. from what I have recently learned.

ASG said...

Jim Webb, like many cross over voters, loved and respected the great Ronald Reagan. (And was appointed by Reagan to be his Secretary of the Navy)

Ronald Reagan, who started out as a Democrat and ended up as the greatest Republican of them all, once said he didn't leave the Democratic Party...the Democratic Party left him. Now that the most extreme elements of the right wing have hijacked the Republican Party, we cross over voters say "We didn't leave the Republican Party, the Republican Party left us."