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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Newt Backed Reagan, Romney Opposed Him

A newly surfaced video shows that no less a figure than Nancy Reagan asserted that President Ronald Reagan passed the “torch” of Reagan conservatism to Newt Gingrich — belying efforts by Mitt Romney supporters to cast Gingrich as anti-Reagan.

Nancy Reagan has said her husband had a close relationship with Newt Gingrich and that "Ronnie turned that (conservative) torch over to Newt and the Republican members of Congress to keep that dream alive." One political watcher notes “Much of the anti-Newt conservative media accuses Newt of ‘insulting’ Reagan...It is part of a smear campaign that started when Newt surged in Iowa.

And Reagan’s eldest son Michael has endorsed Gingrich, voicing strong support for the former House speaker’s campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.

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