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Ronald Reagan Endorses Haley Barbour

February 8, 2011

During Haley Barbour’s 1982 Senate race, then-President Ronald Reagan made this on camera endorsement which 30 years later may be the best ad any Republican running for the party’s nomination can develop:

I’d like to take a moment to talk with you about our country’s future and a very special leader – Haley Barbour. The problems of the 1980’s are rapidly changing and demanding new solutions and fresh vigorous ideas. I’ve learned first hand that Haley Barbour has the intelligence, courage and experience to make a great United States Senator. These are difficult times but slowly and surely we are making America prosperous again. With leaders like Haley Barbour we can look to the future with confidence and hope.

According to Ben Smith, this video is in a special collection at Ole Miss. You would have to imagine this will get out. If any of our readers in Oxford can get their hand on this footage, please it this way so we can post it on the blog.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. travis permalink
    February 8, 2011 11:15 am

    Reagan endorsed Ron Paul too! Just sayin!

  2. David permalink
    February 11, 2011 11:28 am

    Sounds like conservative folklore to me.

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