Friday, November 4, 2005

Author Claims Bush Should Be More Like ‘The Gipper’

WASHINGTON (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – If President George W. Bush wants to win back Americans, author Steven Hayward believes he should take a page from his book and be more like Ronald Reagan.

Hayward, author of Greatness: Reagan, Churchill and the Making of Extraordinary Leaders (Crown Forum), says that doesn’t mean popping jelly beans or adopting the phrase, “I don’t recall.”

Instead, Hayward says extraordinary leaders like Reagan and Winston Churchill were not afraid of change, and thinks Bush could apply that logic by changing cabinet members, as one example.

If Bush wants a better media image, Hayward says he might have to grant more interviews to the press, and do as Reagan did, bypassing the major media to speak with regional press.

But most of all, Hayward says just because a politician is down in the polls doesn’t mean it’s time to count them out. Pundits believed Reagan was finished after the Iran-contra scandal, but Hayward says he bounced back.

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