Monday, February 07, 2011

Remembering Reagan and His Appeal


As we remember and celebrate the life of President Ronald Reagan at what would have been his 100th birthday this month, it is apparent that the nation's 40th president still looms large on the American psyche. Conservatives and Republicans have been looking for another Reagan, and have been frustrated that another one doesn't appear to be anywhere near the horizon.

Take a look at this column by Matt Lewis, who examines Reagan's ongoing appeal to young conservatives. I think Mr. Lewis captures things pretty well, as did former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin when she said looking for another Reagan was fruitless, as he was one of a kind.

I agree with Gov. Palin, but that doesn't mean we can't embrace and fight for the same things Reagan fought for in his political career. Reagan was right then, and he's right now. I think today's GOP would do well to remember it.

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