REAGAN ERA STALWARTS
Donald Trump himself recently announced the support of the 240-member “Reagan Alumni Advisory Council for Trump-Pence.” All the members are former advisers to Ronald Reagan or worked in a senior capacity within his administration. And all see some historic parallels.
“Many of us remember 1980, a time when, as today, America suffered from high unemployment and even higher interest rates, a military that needed to be strengthened and rebuilt and diminished stature in the world of nations,” notes co-chair Ed Meese, who was U.S. attorney general under the 40th president.
“Ronald Reagan turned that around with resolute policies, such as the most significant tax cut in American history, which stimulated the national economy and created 20 million jobs and a visionary foreign policy of peace through strength, whereby he rebuilt our military and won the Cold War without firing a shot,” an optimistic Mr. Meese continues. “We need a Trump-Pence administration to change the direction of our country. We all know that Hillary Clinton will continue President Obama’s failed policies, growing the size, scope and cost of the federal government and endangering our national security.”
The group itself — which includes Haley Barbour, Gary Bauer, Bill Bennett, Frank Keating, Tom Tancredo and Faith Ryan Whittlesey, among many others — knows the stakes.
“We are disappointed that the media only wishes to cover personalities in this presidential campaign. Instead, we all need to focus on the policies that will be