Michael Reagan On The “Hussein” Flap
What Would Reagan Do? Not belittle the name of another candidate. Michael and I spoke a few minutes ago, and he told me, “Dad would have been appalled.” He then sent out this email:
From: Michael Reagan
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 6:09 PM
To: Alan Colmes
Subject: michael reagan statement on cunningham
Bill Cunningham, by introducing Barak Obama’s middle name as part of the national debate was wrong. This use of code speak, to somehow undercut Barak Obama cheapens the debate in this nation and cheapens those who use it.
So many conservative talk show hosts claim the mantle of Ronald Reagan, yet would be hard pressed to find a time my father, Ronald Reagan ever issued an ad hominem attack on a political foe. Name Calling is best left on the playground and not in the arena of ideas.
These pretenders to the throne would do well to study the civility, dignity and graciousness with which my father ran his campaigns and might seek to conduct themselves accordingly.
In 2008 it is time to debate ideas, not middle names.
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