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Monday, February 16, 2009

The Gipper vs. Obama

Please check out the cool  YouTube "debate" between The Gipper and Obama at the bottom of the article.

By Roger Kimball

In the immediate aftermath of November's election, conservatives were called upon to change the way they did business. They lost decisively, therefore (so ran the argument) they must have been going about the business of politics the wrong way. One thing you often heard (you still hear it) is that conservatives-or at least Republicans (they are not, alas, the same thing)-should abandon their hero worship of Ronald Reagan. Reagan, we heard, was yesterday's man. Republicans needed tomorrow's leader.

Maybe there is something to that. But I confess that the argument often struck me as harboring a plea for conservatives to become more like "liberals," i.e., more like people who want to curtail freedom in order to "spread the wealth around" and promote socialistic programs like nationalized health care.  (Full story at RealClearPolitics)

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