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The Need to Explain

garryb Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 12:07 PM
I doubt Condi would have been installing Volt Eco Stations at the embassy in France, but would be insuring the security staff in Benghazi were fortified. Sure she would have read the memo that told her the embassy was threatened and was lacking support. We likely would not have had 4 dead in Benghazi.

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...