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  • John Lennon a Reagan Republican?

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    He loved Ron, yeah yeah yeah…

    That’s right – peace and love uber hippie John Lennon was a closeted Reagan Republican at the time of his death, according to the Beatle’s last personal assistant.

    Fred Seaman, who worked for Lennon from 1979 until he was gunned down in the street outside his apartment in 1980, said the singer admired Reagan, who was running for president against Jimmy Carter at the time.

    “John, basically, made it very clear that if he were an American he would vote for Reagan because he was really sour on Jimmy Carter,” Seaman says in a new Beatles documentary. “He’d met Reagan back, I think, in the 70s at some sporting event.”

    “I also saw John embark in some really brutal arguments with my uncle, who’s an old-time communist,” Seaman said. “It was pretty obvious to me he had moved away from his earlier radicalism.”

    “He was a very different person back in 1979 and 80 than he’d been when he wrote ‘Imagine,’ Seaman said. “By 1979 he looked back on that guy and was embarrassed by that guy’s naivete.”

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