Democrat Jim Webb’s first TV ad shows President Ronald Reagan speaking at the Naval Academy.
Democratic Senate candidate Jim Webb has a television ad ready to air featuring praise from his late boss Ronald Reagan â€” and Nancy Reagan called on him Friday to cancel it.
Webb, who was Reagan’s Navy secretary before Webb switched to the Democratic Party, uses the ultimate GOP icon to send a sentimental message to conservatives and moderates courted by his opponent, Sen. George Allen (news, bio, voting record). The ad is scheduled to begin airing next week.
But a three-paragraph letter from the former first lady’s office said the use of footage of Reagan, who died in 2004, is “neither authorized nor appropriate.”
In a telephone interview, Edwin Meese, attorney general under Reagan, called use of the footage “improper, unethical and very possibly illegal. … For him to use video of Ronald Reagan to appear in a campaign ad to favor him is fraud.”
James Web is having his own Virginia MACACA moment.
What a DUMBASS in not asking permission from President Reagan’s family.