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Could Ronald Reagan Get Elected Today?

Imiss40 Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 10:22 AM
Its not that the GOP has moved soooo far to the right. The reality is that the democrat party has consistently moved to the left and, thanks to the "media" and acedemia, have foisted upon the American population that they have always remained in the "mainstream" of American values. Now, doing this, they have demonized the republican party as being "extreme". This is known as The Big Lie.
smokindave Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 10:38 AM
You are correct. The most conservative candidate in the GOP primary was Newt, yet the party went with the more moderate Mitt. Sad fact is that the Dems did a masterful job of painting Mitt as pretty much what he wasn't-and people ate it up. Besides, people say one thing and do another. Gary Hart was ruined for the same behavior that a 2-term president (Clinton) proudly exhibited. Go figure.

Popular theory suggests Reagan was too moderate for today’s GOP, but the experts disagree.


From Townhall Magazine's November Perspectives by Kyle Bonnell:

Questioning Ronald Reagan’s electability in today’s political environment has become a preoccupation of today’s liberals. As this story goes, Ronald Reagan was too moderate and compromising for the tea party-infested, intransigent and ideologically rigid Republican Party. But is it true?

Not according to Edwin Meese, President Reagan’s Attorney General.

“If you look at his...

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