Patti Davis Is No Reagan
Posted by Mike on December 30, 2007
Patti Davis has written in piece in Newsweek asking candidates to stop invoking her father’s name on the campaign trail. She is especially critical of Mitt Romney, at one point slamming him for delivering a speech about faith. According to Davis (thank God she chose not to invoke her father’s name), her father would never have given a speech about faith because such matters are personal. What Davis either doesn’t realize or chooses to ignore is that her father never gave a speech on faith because he was not hounded on a daily basis for being a Methodist. Romney’s situation is obviously different. Moreover, Davis is either unaware or chooses to ignore her father’s countless speeches invoking God.
Perhaps Davis should put down the pen, pick up a book, and read exactly what it was that her father supported while he was alive. The trouble is, she already knows what her father’s views were. She repeatedly tried to undermine those views while her father was President just as she is trying to do in this Newsweek piece. Fortunately, no one took her seriously in the 1980s and I don’t think anyone will take her seriously now. Sorry Patti, but if you’re looking for someone who is no Ronald Reagan, try looking in the mirror.