I saw the following video clip earlier on one of the networks and just had to post it. Despite what Romney says, Newt did work closely with Reagan, and Nancy Reagan says Ronnie recognized Newt as the torch/standard bearer for the conservative movement.
In fact, an article from The American Spectator, written by former Reagan top aide Jeffery Lord, reported that Reagan told Newt, “Well, some things you’re just going to have to do after I’m gone.”
Now comes this video of Nancy Reagan saying:
The dramatic movement of 1995 is an outgrowth of a much earlier crusade that goes back half a century. Barry Goldwater handed the torch to Ronnie, and in turn Ronnie turned that torch over to Newt and the Republican members of Congress to keep that dream alive.
Meanwhile, Romney was busy repudiating Reagan/Bush, telling Ted Kennedy & Massachusetts voters that he had no interest in taking the country back to Reagan-era policies.