Driving Us Crazy: Double Standard on Past Presidents...

Matt Lewis
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Posted: Nov 21, 2008 9:01 AM

On one hand, I agree with the notion that we need to move past Ronald Reagan.  It is, after all, about the future.  (It's not that we shouldn't remember Reagan, of course, but we also shouldn't use him as a crutch.)

... On the other hand, it strikes me as interesting that while we are being told not to dare mention Ronald Reagan, the media is simultaneously comparing Barack Obama to FDR and Abraham Lincoln (If I hear the words "Team of Rivals" one more time...). 

I mean, yes, the 1980s were a long time ago -- but so were the 1940s and the 1860s!