Another spot on article. Republican politicians don't believe in Reagan's Pragmatic (Conservatism) time proven philosophies, which require WORK to explain. Reagan could easily explain them because he actually read the philosophers like John Locke and deMontesqieu and BELIEVED what he was saying. Pragmatists are called Purists by Repubicks because it takes some work to explain Pragmatism. In fact, Repubicks are like kids who mock kids who study and want to better themselves because ambitious kids' efforts exposes the laziness of the other kids. Republican candidates need to adopt Reagan's philosophies by studying them and believing in them, or be relegated to a minority party and only winning occasional elections.