|In Case You Missed It: Ron Paul and Ronald Reagan|
|News Releases - Politics & Elections|
|Written by Drew Ivers|
|Tuesday, 11 October 2011 13:45|
Both were considered ‘unelectable’ and even ‘fringe’ LAKE JACKSON, Texas – The Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign’s Iowa Chairman, Drew Ivers, recently authored an op-ed published in the influential Des Moines Register. The piece compares Dr. Paul’s rise to that of Ronald Reagan in the late 1970s. “Ron and Ron,” as it may, were both considered too far outside of the mainstream to garner the Republican nomination, let alone the cohesive coalition required for a general election victory.
From Outsider to the Leader of Movement
By Drew Ivers, Iowa Chairman of Ron Paul 2012 Campaign Committee
He had no trouble expressing his anti-Washington, anti-establishment feelings. And he maintained a strong grassroots following. His disdain for the overreaching hand of big government and all its regulatory tendencies provided an easy answer to complex questions: “minimum government authority.”
Ronald Reagan would go on to become the United States’ 40th president. And his “government is the problem” ideology is in step with one well-known Texas congressman currently running for president.
The Paul-Reagan comparison is one that’s easy for me to make. I was a college freshman in 1964 and a Barry Goldwater supporter. Later in 1980 I was part of the Reagan Revolution here in Iowa, serving on his campaign in northeast Iowa in the old 3rd Congressional District. In doing so I met with Reagan a few times and also had the pleasure of visiting with him and wife Nancy.
In addition to his presidency, Reagan has strong ties to Iowa having been a WHO Radio broadcaster. From conversations I’ve had with voters, the Reagan legacy still inspires them to seek candidates with Reagan-like appeal — anti-establishment reformers with big ideas, and none of the usual candidate dithering…
A link to the full article can be found here.
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