October 19th, 2011

Mr. Las Vegas Talks Politics

CNN’s John King talks to entertainer Wayne Newton about his discontent with the Republican presidential candidates.  A highlight from the interview is below and a full transcript of the interview is posted at

Please credit all usage of the interview to CNN’s John King, USA

WAYNE NEWTON, ENTERTAINER: I feel that like our politicians on both sides — this is nonpartisan — both sides have lost contact with the American public. They feel like the American public is working for them, instead of them working for the American public.

JOHN KING, CNN ANCHOR: And so when you look at this field, seven candidates on stage here tonight, you’re a Republican. If you have to vote in your caucuses, are you going to vote for one of these guys or is there somebody out there you say — you calling anybody saying get in, get in?

NEWTON: No, I’m not calling anybody because I wish there was someone that I could call. I wish that we could reincarnate Ronald Reagan, for example, to step up now, because he was a man who believed in what he said and acted upon it.