GOP contenders embrace Reagan legacy

By LIZ SIDOTI, Associated Press Writer 28 minutes ago

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. - Ten Republican presidential candidates wanting to succeed
President Bush embraced a more popular president, conservative icon
Ronald Reagan, at every turn in their first debate of the 2008 race.

"Ronald Reagan was a president of strength," Mitt Romney intoned. "Ronald Reagan used to say, we spend money like a drunken sailor," said John McCain (news, bio, voting record). And Rudy Giuliani praised "that Ronald Reagan optimism."

The world, however, is far different today than it was some 25 years ago when the nation's 40th president relaxed at his retreat in the rolling hills of southern California.

Iraq and terrorism now are top issues, support for Bush is at a low point and Republican hopefuls find themselves trying to prove to the party's base that they're conservative enough to be the GOP nominee on social matters as well as the economic and security issues Reagan championed.

GOP contenders embrace Reagan legacy - Yahoo! News

hahaha....Remembering Ronnie......

Lets remember Ronnie, you know that ***** that not only gave Saddam Hussein a couple million dollars, he also built a factory for him so he could make weapons and then gave him the intelligence to arm them with things like mustard gas, nerve gas and other chemical agents. He also had the CIA negotiate with other countries to provide him with weapons...

wasnt he a 'peach' of a president ?