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The Need to Explain

Henry_VlIl Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 12:35 AM
Traditional conservatives, who in saner times voted Republican, are staying home out of pure disgust with the choices the oligarchy has pre-approved for their voting pleasure. Citizens United is succeeding beyond everyone's wildest dreams. It has turned the electoral process into a three ring circus -- entirely befitting a country which has devolved into a banana republic.

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...