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Winning Reagan states to win it all that president's new strategy right -- -- Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich saying that winning.
Big in upcoming races particularly in the south will help them win the nomination.
But is that really how Ronald Reagan won it and did it let's ask the former president signed Michael Reagan.
He is backing mr.
-- Michael good to have you.
Good to be review you know memory serves me right your father who won -- -- -- -- -- just the south but do you -- as it may.
What do you think of this strategy.
On and has the right strategy.
Well it's a great strategy for the general election the southern strategy might remember -- lost five times a row before hit North Carolina.
And Jesse Helms was their -- to lift him up from that point forward.
I know Gingrich really need to find who Newt Gingrich's he's allowing the campaign.
Mitt Romney the media define Newt Gingrich.
I think -- he's gonna go into the southern state to try to turn the Reagan states into Newt Gingrich states.
-- to build his own city on the hill how Newt Gingrich sees America how he -- -- take America forward not Ronald Reagan's but Newt Gingrich's so people know.
Who he has -- asked me passionate about it.
Do you regret backing him.
-- no I don't regret -- and not at all.
I I'd like the fact that I'm -- -- -- -- I really known him for a long period of time it's getting him off if I can say that she lied and moving forward to understand.
Then if you're going to.
Use my father to an extent to move forward understand or my father was coming from Ronald Reagan spoke in parables.
Not sound bites.
He didn't say -- do a thousand things on the first day in office you really want to do.
Only two or three things with in his presidency and I think both Mitt Romney Newt Gingrich make that mistake by putting too much on the plate and try to do too much.
In that first few days or in their first four years.
Do one and -- -- really well and you can get reelected.
Do you ever get tired of everyone who now here it's important if I was.
When it first birthday and -- sort of wraps that are.
Don't hold usage around him on does get a bit much for -- -- -- like today I woke up to about a hundred emails people wishing my father -- 101 I started sleeping myself he's gone.
Yes it's great to lift up Ronald Reagan I'm leaving from here today going to Santa Barbara young America's foundation bought the -- Have a big party of big birthday celebration -- in Santa Barbara I'll go to it but you know selling.
Unlucky -- brought into a -- Reagan and and to be able to honor my father.
You know my god what a great honor it is for me to be able to honor him so -- him pretty well.
What do you think of the crop of candidates running right now.
He would fight till the -- -- took a string of the crop of candidates to keep your eye on the -- to presidency and the president made election about Barack Obama don't make it about.
And and that's where there's a real problem this campaign it's more about each other and less about the -- United States and Barack Obama if you want to win.
-- have to be about Obama just like in 1980 it was about Jimmy Carter.
Till your father at a national force behind him and a wave -- a movement.
That was propelling him.
Maybe was -- vestige from 1976.
When he darn near.
-- -- an incumbent president for the Republican nomination whatever was he had it going and -- ninety.
Few others as well -- -- -- it is like a no win no one has.
What but no there's no passion we can't think Billick actually -- -- basically comes from Rick Santorum or Ron Paul bear passion about where they are.
And both Mitt Romney in -- have trouble finding that.
And if you're gonna win a national election people have to be passionate about wanting to -- and vote for you it can't just be a bunch of lines you know on a piece of paper on and whatever our cardboard it's got to be.
A passion you've got to know why you want to be president of the United States of America and you've got to move the electric.
To come under your team to move it forward -- -- was able to do that bring Reagan Democrats in another's.
Any found areas of agreement and moved everything from their forward he didn't fight areas of disagreement and they understood that in campaigns.
People may not be honest about where you stay -- he understood that he didn't let that.
His campaign I think -- makes a big problem.
Isn't -- Those kind of things defying his campaign he -- stay in his own message not Mitt Romney's message my.
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