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The Need to Explain

EARLNORL Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 2:52 PM
It's easy to forget that Clinton fared well because of the Information Revolution and the scare of Y2K and the tons of money spent by industry to prevent disaster! He also ignored the threat of extreme islam and left that solution to his predesessor.

The most successful Republican presidential candidate of the past half century-- Ronald Reagan, who was elected and reelected with landslide victories-- bore little resemblance to the moderate candidates that Republican conventional wisdom depicts as the key to victory, even though most of these moderate candidates have in fact gone down to defeat.

One of the biggest differences between Reagan and these latter-day losers was that Reagan paid great attention to explaining his policies and values. He was called "the great communicator," but much more than a gift for words was involved. The issues that defined Reagan's vision were things he...