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Friday, May 04, 2007

Debates: Reagan

The name "Reagan" was mentioned 30 times, sometimes referring to Nancy, in attendance.

Giuliani said the name five times, with McCain and Romney coming in tied for second with four mentions.

The most ridiculous mentions?

MR. GIULIANI: It really depends on what our intelligence says. I mean, the reality is, the use of military force against Iran would be very dangerous. It would be very provocative. The only thing worse would be Iran being a nuclear power. It's the worst nightmare of the Cold War, isn't it, the nuclear weapons in hands of an irrational person, an irrational force. Ahmadinejad is clearly irrational. He has to understand it's not an option. He cannot have nuclear weapons. And he has to look at an American president, and he has to see Ronald Reagan. Remember the -- they looked in Ronald Reagan's eyes, and two minutes they released the hostages.


UPDATE: Think Progress also notes that George W. Bush's name was uttered only once, and barely that.

Also, by their count, the candidates mentioned former President Reagan 19 times. DB had included "Nancy Reagan" and also moderator Chris Matthews' mentions in the 30 total. Giuliani still wins with five.

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