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Want to welcome Michael Reagan left.
-- familiar with them -- microphone -- -- the preferred by the way Michael's new book the new Reagan revolution.
The first time I -- -- and if you remember the circumstances.
You're we're at a young.
They -- radio thing in Chicago -- for talkers magazine yes and I are sitting in the middle of this room go and this guy Michael Reagan put me thinking you know -- -- the Reagan name.
That's Taylor and you and next thing -- know look up you're sitting -- -- front -- -- They used and I talked and we started talking -- it was good friend or Miguel -- -- not admit real -- was not.
My father and mother Jane Wyman museum visitors it.
You know -- I know would you for the years but it just doesn't think right hip kind -- I -- know I didn't know to my mum passed away -- And I was going to worst -- thanks I didn't know like she used to.
Send money to my father's political campaign reelection campaign here's the real conservative I didn't I had no idea that -- voted for Jimmy Carter thought but she was a very I mean she went to church seven easily choose a very religious seven days which is -- is a benedictine -- -- the third order well.
Session -- she was married to your -- -- and army had ears but so they clearly shared political.
And like my my you know my mother I remember one time with my mom was so funny -- gave one of barnstorming great speeches.
And I -- -- execute and you see that speech what you think it.
-- that 1948.
-- -- like then Zellweger acrylic absorb myself -- she just didn't like Ronald Reagan's politics and find out that she died she was a supporter and I got letters from my dad to my mom if she and Nancy and analog.
I don't think so yeah probably -- resentment there well I don't know eight many ex wives get along really well with the new wife speaking of family.
And get out now what's -- -- -- what about it.
Well I mean you've said you but you -- the books now and obviously.
It helps both the media publicity well I don't think I -- -- to him last time -- and I spoke was we walked out.
Of the lawyer's office after the reading the well that's the last time we spoke now.
Would you want to talk.
You know my phone.
Has been there and -- just to -- is just never rings -- I want him.
We we never were that close to be really honest with you dad was the glue that really help the family together with -- gone.
-- -- -- To their desire for a that I did -- -- was writing a book I'm sure I didn't know I was writing a book but the reality of it is.
You know it may be.
Whatever the book is.
But the excerpt that's out there that they're using to sell the book -- is just.
But in context all right he says if my -- knew he was ill and that way he would have -- -- he believes in no way should this affect his -- -- Is dad didn't have alzheimer's disease.
That's the facts.
That's the facts have everything and the reason I get upset.
Is because for years I have listened to those on the political left.
You look at is they urged my pottery -- who have made mention he must do that alzheimer's while he was in office Bill Maher has been on top of that from.
And I appear I've heard people -- to try to take away for a while Reagan's presidency by -- must have your brother is not trying to do that he's very well but I try to -- immigrants that.
But simply by putting it in the book.
Simply by doing that it's really nice it's like he's still beat your wife and -- -- -- any site I I hate but definitely these sites what.
Examination you're -- had I guess in 1989 have -- dwelling on -- -- and they that know and a -- with no facts to back up that examination.
The doctor Reagan must have been -- Well you know there's no way back to back about it that's highly acclaimed -- but there's no facts to back it up well he don't you -- one document about my book.
On the other hand has 23 pages.
Of facts to back up what I see -- your book is more of a trend is on you know what would Reagan do.
Really I mean that's really would your vote is if I don't know what Reagan what Reagan did -- is what it's about what Reagan did -- certain times.
-- in his life things are being debated today.
You know what I do is go back and pull the story out that I was at -- says okay.
Is not what Reagan would do but here's what Reagan did.
And I have so many people debating what they think Reagan would do is that I know I guess that's good so many people claim the mantle of Ronald Reagan Julio.
And and anybody running for office today that is like what you gotta do and I'm on the new Ronald I think it's a mistake.
Yeah of course is -- gonna you know the stick up for quite some states it's a mistake because nobody's going to live up.
Two rival Rick you know what he's gonna live up to their trust me I know -- said.
We look at for Abraham Lincoln we found Ronald right that's if I would what -- What the -- to shore resort right about this the book one of the problems we have and I -- just Newt Gingrich and it's what I talked about the book.
Are always looking for a leader to leader -- liberals are led by ideology.
You don't need a leader per say.
-- -- knowing that liberals they're young legitimately final leaders -- the -- -- -- that's what we conservatives are always looking for that next leader -- -- in fact lead themselves.
If that person doesn't exist and they break into their little fiefdoms.
And you have in many cases you have chaos.
-- you know.
I've people always wanna know what would Reagan do WW -- What he thought -- already thought of Sarah Palin is no way to answer that question is there.
There's no waited at the answer at the fact is that Ronald Reagan.
Was that guy who said listen let the party fighting it out let the party choose their nominees and in coalesced behind whoever the party is going to in fact choose.
But I do say in the book yeah Ronald Reagan was really the first -- part coming Hewitt -- outsider in his own party.
Back in the 1960s back of the 1970s.
When he ran for president United States he was the guy being ridiculed.
Because he was the California kid what we know he was reactor the hierarchy of the party.
Used to just step on Ronald Reagan all of that was the reason Ronald Reagan won.
Is because he really grabbed hold of the grass roots in this country and move -- forward and the grassroots this country exists today because the Republican Party.
You know light one up them in the expert on this and I was never you know obviously I'm a little democratic were different ideology and I was certainly a Democrat in -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gotta you -- -- but -- -- death.
And I certainly was pretty hard on your dad and my talk -- holidays any of the president.
But it was never personal and and and the but the reason he resonates and recently won and the -- so different than today's conservatives including Tea Party years.
It hit a sunny disposition.
-- the shining city on the hill.
He wasn't angry he was a -- always make you feel good -- yourself -- about the country really that's why he won just talk to some extent in addition to.
But I -- about the book yet I contend that he would not fit into today's Republican Party he certainly wouldn't fit in the.
People -- well I think he what I say in the book Allen is I say this that Ronald Reagan if if he's not.
If you don't know when was president.
-- only know him is governor and or actor.
If he threw his hat into the ring -- with the battle come from for him to get the nomination the party.
And -- only very -- come from the right because if you look at his gubernatorial days.
He raise taxes yeah he signed an abortion bills -- he signed no fault -- just.
One thing we are worried back.
In 1976 about was the fact he was divorced or now -- would play yeah back -- 76 it didn't drive and and -- the the battle would have come.
Possibly from the right I'd like to think he could overcome that.
But you're right when you say it's a different battle for the nomination to get -- -- it.
I would that -- I don't think motivated Iraqi certainly wasn't a neo con he -- I don't he wouldn't fit in with the you know I just don't see what you say that C I say I -- in the book -- Ronald Reagan as president don't the world trade centers to be stand.
-- -- -- country would have reacted -- that -- you've got a lovely oversold right.
I mean I don't oversaw might get the cowboy that he's gonna push the buck the world that it probably when that's all I mean yeah Democrat is that everything from Democrats doing to.
Doctor -- in in Russia the ambassador from Russia France trying to tell him we you've got to -- Michael Reagan find out what happens is Reagan.
-- -- and Reagan bought in not bought into it but Reagan followed on with your line.
Making him Michael Reagan and a second for just wanna say look -- -- we've we've saved about every conservative sort award but did -- -- eventually you about asked you guys of their race taxes into the game he's Smart and around.
You know I think gas Bill Clinton left us pretty -- economy.
Anyway yeah but you -- make an argument that can I talk about this also and -- -- revolution in if you read the book do I not make the point.
About Tip O'Neill and Ronald Reagan that Bill Clinton camp and Newt Gingrich generally fashion as -- you had when you had a split.
You know parties running the country.
You did very very well it's when you've had single party yeah that we got in trouble whether -- -- -- party Democrat and the Republicans.
If they've done their job when they were elected to lead Barack Obama would not be the -- united -- -- take it.
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