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Could Ronald Reagan Get Elected Today?

Steve1287 Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 11:00 AM
Reagan could be the candidate (get through the primaries), but could never win with today's "give me stuff" electorate. On the other side, Kennedy could be elected...but he'd NEVER get through the Demcr@pic primaries.
rman859 Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 11:37 AM
JFK could not be elected with the gimme crowd.
Steve1287 Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 11:44 AM
Think he could, cause anyone with a (D) after their name would get the (D) vote..totally.
Thing is....JFK was a 50's & 60's Mass Dem who was more conservative than Romney, a 00's Mass Rep.

Today's GOP nominated someone who would have fit right in to the 690's Democratic party.

So which size has gone more extreme?
rman859 Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 11:48 AM
good point. The (D) makes all the difference.
traitorbill Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 11:56 AM
Kennedy said "Ask not what your country could do for you, but what you could do for your country." I don't think that would resonate with today's Democrats, who insist that the government could do everything for us.
traitorbill Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 11:57 AM
That said, there is very little that I would do for this government.

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

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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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