Barack Obama emulates Ronald Reagan: What an Irony!
The Clintons have been castigated by Senator Barack Obama, his camp, surrogates and fanatics, for their critical dismissal of Obama’s approval of the so called visionary ideas of the late Ronald Reagan, the former President of America.
Senator Barack Obama made the statement in an interview with the Reno Gazette Journal on Monday, January 15, 2008, before the Nevada Caucuses.
Here is the link to the video on the Reno Gazette Journal, but I have decided to show you the YouTube video to save you from the trouble.
Most readers and viewers did not know that Barack Obama deliberately highlighted the policy of Ronald Reagan and the Republicans to woo the Republican voters and other admirers of Ronald Reagan to caucus and vote for him.
It was part of his political campaign strategy as Katharine O. Seelye accurately noted in her commentary on the New York Times of January 21, 2008.
"Remember the context. Mr. Obama is speaking to voters in a swing state, Nevada, just before their caucuses (where he won more delegates but Mrs. Clinton won the popular vote). Reading the passage, it is clear that he is trying to reach out to Republicans and independents, with whom he has had some success in the early states while Mrs. Clinton has appealed more to traditional Democrats."
~ KATHARINE Q. SEELYE, published: January 21, 2008.
It was David Paul Kuhn who reported the “Ronald Reagan” political campaign strategy of Barack Obama 7 months ago on Jul 24, 2007, at 06:16 PM EST, published on the Politico.
Senator Barack Obama is claiming that he was not praising Ronald Reagan, but he is lying. His subtle appraisal of Ronald Reagan was part of his political spin to beat Hillary Clinton. It worked in Iowa, but failed in New Hampshire and Nevada.
“You can’t allow your description to sound like praise, ” said Representative James Clyburn.
Read "Obama models campaign on Reagan revolt" by David Paul Kuhn, Jul 24, 2007 06:16 PM EST.
Awash in money and publicity but behind in the polls, Barack Obama, advisers say, is planning a classic insurgent's campaign to wrest the Democratic nomination from Hillary Rodham Clinton -- one that relies on a surge of momentum from early-state victories and faces a make-or-break test in the South Carolina primary.
Obama is touting a new and unconventional brand of grass-roots politics, but his strategy borrows from precedents set by a previous generation of Democrats such as Jimmy Carter and Gary Hart. His advisers also invoke as inspiration a surprising Republican: Ronald Reagan.
~ David Paul Kuhn July 24, 2007 06:16 PM EST.