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The Need to Explain

Stephen41 Wrote: Dec 23, 2012 8:36 PM
What twaddle. NO CANDIDATE will ever beat the concerted 100 percent all out intent of the Press to elect his opponent combined with a guaranteed 20 points to start. Take out the black vote which went 98 percent to Obama and came out in larger NUMBERS than ever in history and Romney --- pathetic mewling racist Mormon boob that he is -- WON the election. As it is, resign yourself to rule by one Obama or another until they are all dead, Barrack, Michelle over and over without limit just like the Castros. America is as dead as the Russian Republic. Its over.

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...