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The Need to Explain

mhughes962 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 10:10 AM
Being a good steward would entaile making sure something will be around for future generations, you mean to say that fiscal responsibility in not good stewardship? I will admit, republicans like BUSH family shoot the conservatives in the foot on the fiscal argument because they spend like Democrats. If i listed what bush did next to what Obama has done on parper and did not tell you the names or color or party affiliation they would sound very similar and id be willing to bet lots of Dems would claim Obamas recccord to be that of a horrible Republican... just sayin.

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...