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Marco Rubio: A Hispanic Reagan?

Whiff1962 Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 5:21 AM
It was liberals who were the scientific racists. It was once the common conception-and hence not controversial or politically incorrect-to hold certain views about race. It was not the mean spiritedness and ugliness of the liberal scientific racialists, but of their earnest appeal to knowledge and enquiry, that justified the racist Socialism of Hitler, or, the Social Engineering of Stalinist Russia and the Eugenics laws in the U.S. in the 1930s (and Margaret Sanger's Planned Parenthood).

Conservatives have been dreaming that a political reincarnation of Ronald Reagan would lead them to an electoral promised land. I never put my faith in such a possibility, because the past is a dangerous place in which to live. Reagan never lived in the past, though he learned from it.

Yet among the contemporary political figures that closely represent the substance and style that made Ronald Reagan who he was is Senator Marco Rubio, Florida Republican.

At a fundraising event for Iowa Governor Terry Branstad last Saturday, Rubio touched all the Reagan bases and focused on solutions, not just...