Michael Reagan: Dad Would Approve: Ryan is Romney's 'First Great Move'

Saturday, 11 Aug 2012 03:32 PM

By Paul Scicchitano

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Ronald Reagan would approve of Mitt Romney’s choice for a vice presidential running mate if he were alive today, his son, Michael told Newsmax, as he called Paul Ryan's selection the Republican hopeful’s “first great move.”

Reagan, a Newsmax contributor added in an exclusive interview on Saturday that “I hope it’s the first of many great moves.”

He said that Wisconsin budget hawk  Ryan will be able to stand toe-to-toe with President Barack Obama on key issues and will be a tremendous asset to a Romney administration with his expertise as chairman of the House Budget Committee.

SPECIAL: Can Romney Defeat Obama? Vote Now!

“It shows that Mitt Romney’s willing to go outside the box of the normal and reach out and grab someone who really gets and understands what’s going on with the economy and how to fix it,” said Reagan.

He anticipates that Ryan will also breathe new life into the campaign, which had been struggling to regain momentum in recent weeks. “It’s going to really infuse some excitement and a lot of excitement probably within the conservative ranks,” he said.

Following the long and bitter primary struggle, some on the right have felt disconnected from Romney’s campaign. The decision to choose such a prominent conservative will undoubtedly resonate well with the right, according to Reagan.

“We all knew that he had to figure out a way to reach out to conservatives. What he did with this was show that he wants a vice president that can be an active vice president. He said Ryan fits the bill and is "not just a vice president who’s going to have lunch with him once a week, visit other countries, go to funerals, and sit in the Senate.”

Reagan said the choice was reminiscent of his father’s “Kitchen Cabinet” back in the 1980s.

“He wants a work mate that understands that there is a lot of work to be done and it has to be a team that he puts together to be able to do it a la Ronald Reagan with the Kitchen Cabinet, putting together a team of people that were successful who knew what the problems were, and how to solve the problems.”

Reagan does not believe that seniors will be any less likely to vote for the GOP ticket based on Ryan’s hardline approach for fixing Medicare and other entitlements.

“Seniors need to honestly understand what’s going on. Nobody has ever said that seniors are going to be hurt by this,” Reagan insisted.

“Everybody has always said ‘if you’re on it, you’re on it. Don’t worry about it.’ We have to worry about the next generation and make sure it’s still there for them to have Medicare, for them to have Social Security."

SPECIAL: Can Romney Defeat Obama? Vote Now!

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Kerry: There is Role for Iran in Tackling ISIS

Friday, 19 Sep 2014 16:08 PM

Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday that Iran had a role to play in a global coalition to tackle Islamic State  . . .

NFL Commissioner Goodell: 'Same Mistakes Can Never be Repeated'

Friday, 19 Sep 2014 15:31 PM

Commissioner Roger Goodell says that "over the past several weeks, we have seen all too much of the NFL doing wrong; tha . . .

Senate Sets $10 Million Bounty on Journalists' Murderers

Friday, 19 Sep 2014 15:23 PM

The Senate has unanimously approved a bill providing up to $10 million for information leading to the arrest or convicti . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved