A statement in response to the stories…

Reagan’s Revolution (2005) The Invisible Bridge (2014)
Page 297: “Even its ‘red light’ district was festooned with red, white, and blue bunting, as dancing elephants were placed in the windows of several smut peddlers.” Page 771: “the city’s anemic red-light district was festooned with red, white, and blue bunting; several of the smut peddlers featured dancers in elephant costume in their windows.”
Page 161: “After several uncomfortable seconds passed, Reagan walked away from the microphones.” Page 638: “there followed several seconds of awkward silence, before Ronald Reagan walked away.”
Page 165: “’He was like a little kid when he got rid of those cards,’ Laxalt said later.” Page 646: “Laxalt thought he looked like a little kid: he was flying.”
Page 287: “At the Mississippi state GOP convention, Reed cobbled together a group of thirty delegates and thirty alternates who would go to Kansas City.  Each had one-half vote on all matters. Mississippi Republicans had used the ‘unit rule’ as a means of leveraging their position in national politics.  Although this practice was against the bylaws of the national party, it was ignored.” Page 732: “The Mississippi delegation would have thirty votes in Kansas City but sixty voters – thirty regular delegates and thirty alternates, each of their choices counted for one-half of a vote … Unit rules were supposed to be illegal under the bylaws of the national party.  But the Magnolia state had traditionally been allowed as an exception.”
Page 329: “… and Mounger recalled that he has never cried as hard as he did then.” Page 795: “Billy Mounger said he’d never cried so hard in his life.”
Page 326: “Hannaford looked at him dismissively and then brushed him off.” Page 790: “Hannaford looked at Wanniski as if he was crazy and walked away.”
Page 319: “How many other Clarke Reeds might be out there, telling him on thing and then doing another?” Page 778: “’How many other Clarke Reeds might be out there,’ a historian later imagined him thinking, ‘telling him one thing and then doing another?’”
Page 326: “in 1982, White House Chief of Staff Jim Baker was in the Oval Office with President Reagan.  While reminiscing about the 1976 campaign, Baker asked Reagan if he would have accepted the offer, if it had come from Ford.  Seconds passed, and Reagan finally said, ‘Yes, Jim, I probably would have.’” Page 794: “However, when Jim Baker was his White House chief of staff in 1982, Reagan told him that he would have taken the running mate spot if Ford had offered it.”
Page 140: “According to Keene, she said, ‘That’s what I like to hear.’” Page 631: “Nancy promptly reared up with gleaming eyes: ‘Now that is the kind of talk I like to hear.’”
Page 72: “Whenever he flew, Reagan would sit in the first row so he could talk to people as they boarded the plane.  On one occasion, a woman spotted him, embraced him and said ‘Oh Governor, you’ve just got to run for President!’ As they settled into their seats, Reagan turned to Deaver and said, ‘Well, I guess I’d better do it.’” Page 539: “When Ronald Reagan flew on commercial flights he always sat in the first row.  That way, he could greet passengers as they boarded. One day he was flying between Los Angeles and San Francisco.  A woman threw his [sic] arms around him and said, ‘Oh Governor, you’ve got to run for president!’ ‘Well,’ he said, turning to Michael Deaver, dead serious, ‘I guess I’d better do it.”
Page 298: “The hotel’s manager, Maurice Bluhm, threatened to cancel the reservation of the state’s entire delegation until the man apologized.” Page 770: “The manager threatened to cancel his entire delegation’s reservations until the chairman apologized.”
Page 111: “all the major Presidential candidates released their medical record in January … While arguably unnecessary for the American people to also know that Ford had hemorrhoid surgery or that Democratic contender Senator frank Church had a testicle removed…” Page 601: “Came the news on the last Wednesday in January that all major presidential candidates had released their medical records, the world apparently needing to know, for instance, about President Ford’s hemorrhoid surgery and Senator Church’s single testicle…”
Page 174: ““That night Reagan and his team were in La Crosse, Wisconsin, as he delivered a speech to Ducks Unlimited. Frank Reynolds, covering the campaign for ABC, approached Hannaford and Marty Anderson and asked if they had heard any of the results of North Carolina. The answer from the two depressed aides was, ‘no.’ ‘Well I have,’ Reynolds said, ‘and your man is winning.’” Page 648: “The Reagan gang was in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, where the vote was to take place in two weeks. ABC’s Frank Reynolds asked two listless handlers who were going through the motions, working for a nearly dead campaign, if they’d heard the results. They hadn’t. Why pay attention to another defeat? ‘Well, I have, and your man is winning.’”