Douglas MacKinnon

Some in the mainstream media are pushing the unelectable conventional wisdom argument against Perry and Bachmann because they know, and fear, the American people will be able to quickly identify the differences between the two camps and then just as quickly do the math in their own heads as they ask themselves the Ronald Reagan question: "Am I better off now than I was four years ago?"

Of course, the answer is that except for the ever-expanding base of public and federal employees, almost no one is better off under the failed and far-left policies of President Obama.

Knowing that, and knowing that Obama — contrary to the mythical narrative — was elected in some measure because a significant number of conservatives sat out the 2008 election, the more the media and Republican opponents use "conventional wisdom" against Perry and Bachmann, the more these voters are going to hear Perry and Bachmann out.

Conventional wisdom is gone, the storm is raging and the American people are grabbing the tiller. It's about time.

Douglas MacKinnon

Douglas MacKinnon is a former White House and Pentagon official and author of The Secessionist States of America. (Skyhorse Publishing, 2014)

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