January 30th, 2008
09:35 PM ET
15 years ago

Schneider: McCain uses Reagan against Romney


Ronald Reagan cast a long shadow over Wednesday night's debate. (Photo Credit: AP)

That was a good answer on Reagan’s legacy – he used it to introduce a very sly and effective reminder of Romney’s shifting positions.

- CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider

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soundoff (156 Responses)
  1. David....Nevada

    MC has done his share of flip-flopping , although the media never seems to protray this...Immigration.... so he says... i was for comprehensive immigration but now I'm not. He dances and skirts around alot of issues.. Soon as the questions are asked, he prefers to spin the question immediately and go off on some wild rambling reasoning.. No thanks Mc... Ur still the same old gamer..He starting to cackle like Hillary too.. 🙂

    January 31, 2008 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  2. John

    Valintino Cross,

    Are you serious? Like having Lincoln back from the dead? Let's not get carried away. Lincoln was our greatest President, bar none. Reagan couldn't carry his shoes. And let's face it, at best Reagan is only the 7th best President in the 1900's, far behind FDR and Truman, and also behind Wilson, Kennedy, Eisenhower, Clinton, and possibly LBJ. He does beat out Hoover, Coolidge, Harding, Carter and Nixon, but a blind squirrel could do that. This misinformed love affair with Reagan is perplexing at best.

    January 31, 2008 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  3. BJB

    McCain has just shown his true colors. He will take a parts and pieces of information available to him and use it for his own good and further his personal agenda. Example: the erroneous interpretation of the "timetable" attack on Romney. What if this situation was involving going to war against Iran or China. If McCain used similar information twisting, that he is now guilty of doing, this country would find itself in another terrible situation. Do you think Bush relied on bad information following 9/11? Consider information that is purposely twisted and then verbalized to the American population in attempt to further his personal agenda! Leopards can't change their spots and McCain will continue to twist the facts and mislead. He is no leader at all!

    January 31, 2008 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  4. FleetingThoughts, America

    McCain looked like a crotchety old man. Using every moment to hit at Mitt Romney. I was disgusted with McCain – he relies on the old leadership style of "Bossing people around". Mitt Romney has the participative leadership style.

    Romney is the better leader!

    January 31, 2008 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  5. Jay Lowe

    Vote for Nancy Reagan and Ron Paul.She did a great job for eight years.

    January 31, 2008 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  6. David....Nevada

    John, if you think Clinton was a great president, you've been drinking the kool-aid and are blind to the deception and amoral slime which oozes from that man. Ronald Reagan wouldn't let bill clinton carry his dirty underwear, soaked in his urine. Clinton is a swindler and a whinner too much less a "amoral toad"

    January 31, 2008 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
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