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Stars Aligning For Emergence Of New Reagan
IBD Editorials ^ | July 26, 2011 | J. T. YOUNG

Posted on 07/26/2011 4:10:26 PM PDT by Kaslin

Republicans don't need another Reagan to win the White House in 2012. What's more, if they do win, they may not even need another Reagan to govern like Reagan in 2013.

Too many Republicans are listening too hard to their critics and not enough at the circumstances shaping the candidates, the race . .. and the four years that will follow.

That Republicans would love to have Reagan back is no surprise. He was one of our greatest presidents and our most recent great one. He was also the epitome of modern conservatism.

Compared to his accomplishments, everything else seems small. He defeated the Soviet Union; we struggle with terrorists. He righted a terrible economy; we can't seem to get a recovery out of neutral. He was unshakable in his principles; today, principles seem rare.

But before Republicans let their gaze turn backward, they need to look forward to how favorable and influential current circumstances could be.

First, their field of presidential candidates is amply qualified to produce a serious contender. The scorn with which the media regard it should be a badge of honor, not a mark of shame. Remember: They dismissed Reagan too. In the end, the race for the nomination will elevate someone who will look presidential.

More important, current prospects are more favorable than Republicans dare imagine. A June 27 Gallup poll showed Obama's approval rating at just 43% vs. a 49% disapproval rating. A recent Pew Research poll shows why.

Two-thirds (67%) of respondents said Obama's policies had made things worse or had no effect on today's economic conditions; just 27% said they'd made things better. Looking ahead, 67% again said economic conditions would be worse or the same a year from now; just 29% said conditions would be better.

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1 posted on 07/26/2011 4:10:28 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
The real star lining up is a North Star,as far North as America gets.
2 posted on 07/26/2011 4:13:30 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("Will Geico save you 15% on your insurance? Is Obama an evil Marxist tyrannical son of a bitch?")
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To: Kaslin

America has had its experiment with an Affirmative Action presidency at a time when a real leader was needed. It hasn’t worked out like the Democrats, their leftist media and progressive Republicans hoped it would. Let’s not let the same elements give us the same kind of mistake, only called Republican.


3 posted on 07/26/2011 4:17:35 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Happy Rain

4 posted on 07/26/2011 4:18:50 PM PDT by hemogoblin
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To: Kaslin
While we may be looking for a replay of 1980, let's not assume the Democrats will just replay their losing part. We still need to nominate the right candidate and play to win.
5 posted on 07/26/2011 4:20:10 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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To: Kaslin

If so, I think she’ll be wearing a skirt.

Or maybe rival Taft for heft.


6 posted on 07/26/2011 4:21:48 PM PDT by Jedidah (I'll vote for an earthworm before I'll vote for Obama. So wiggle on in, Rick Perry.)
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To: TwelveOfTwenty

Yep—and she’ll be announcing soon.


7 posted on 07/26/2011 4:22:43 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

I pray to God that you’re right!


8 posted on 07/26/2011 4:34:27 PM PDT by erod (Unlike the President I am a true Chicagoan.)
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To: erod

So do I!


9 posted on 07/26/2011 4:41:17 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: hemogoblin

He can’t win, he’s just a has-been second rate actor. He’s too old. He’s had too much bad press. We need to run someone who can beat Carter...

IBPDS


10 posted on 07/26/2011 4:45:42 PM PDT by glock rocks (Wait, what ?)
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To: Jedidah

Christie is a non-starter.


11 posted on 07/26/2011 4:53:38 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

Tell New Jersey that.


12 posted on 07/26/2011 5:07:28 PM PDT by Jedidah (I'll vote for an earthworm before I'll vote for Obama. So wiggle on in, Rick Perry.)
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To: Happy Rain

Two things to make me happy, rain and Palin!


13 posted on 07/26/2011 5:26:44 PM PDT by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: buccaneer81

Know anything about Thaddeus McCotter?


14 posted on 07/26/2011 8:04:57 PM PDT by Pelham (Obama, the vanguard of the proletariat since 2008)
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To: Pelham

He is great to listen to but I don’t think his recognition will get him far.


15 posted on 07/26/2011 8:12:09 PM PDT by KC Burke
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To: hemogoblin

Mrs.President!


16 posted on 07/26/2011 8:14:36 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Pelham
Know anything about Thaddeus McCotter?

Very little aside from him being probably the most conservative congressman from the Great Lakes region. No idea why he's running; he has less name recognition than a local TV weatherman.

17 posted on 07/26/2011 8:16:17 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: tet68

And she knows how to accessorize too.


18 posted on 07/26/2011 8:16:47 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: buccaneer81; KC Burke

I had the John Batchelor show playing on my computer a few nights ago. I wasn’t paying much attention until this McCotter guy began speaking and then I found myself drawn in by what he was saying. He was talking about outsourcing, the loss of blue collar job opportunities, China’s opinion and military posture towards the US. A variety of things. He seemed well versed about his subjects, they weren’t talking points.

It surprised me to hear that he’s going to make a run for President, I’d never heard of him.

He won’t have a chance. He’s not a phony and he sounded like an intelligent adult. The leaders of the Stupid Party won’t allow a candidate like that when they can instead nominate some ambitious two faced “moderate” masquerading as a conservative.


19 posted on 07/26/2011 10:19:17 PM PDT by Pelham (Obama, the vanguard of the proletariat since 2008)
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To: Pelham

The same reason John Bolton would never have a chance.


20 posted on 07/26/2011 10:33:52 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Pelham

C’mon, Pelham. Get a grip. You sound like Pissant pushing Duncan Hunter. There are many good conservatives out there. I’m a good conservative. I actually believe I would make a good president. But I’m not running because I know I have less chance even than Duncan Hunter or “this McCotter guy”.

Give it up, man.

Don’t go chasing Pissant rainbows.


21 posted on 07/27/2011 5:31:19 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Kaslin

I agree with the title, and her name is Sarah Palin.

But the author obviously doesn’t agree with his own (or his head-line-writer’s) title.

Where in the article does he right one word that is not the exact opposite of the title?

He says there will be no new Reagan and we don’t need a new Reagan.

Who wrote the title? Who wrote the article? One moron, or two?


22 posted on 07/27/2011 5:33:02 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: samtheman

-—— chasing Pissant rainbows.-——

oooohh!! what a wonderful statement.

What a succinct grouping of words to describe the efforts of so many who struggle so hard to prevail.

It proves the adage

No one is so worthless as to not serve as a horrible example

RIP pissant


23 posted on 07/27/2011 5:51:48 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ....Flash mobs are trickle down leftwing REDISTRIBUTION))
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To: bert

Thanks, bert, and let me echo your sentiment:

RIP pissant


24 posted on 07/27/2011 8:52:55 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: samtheman

I’m not sure why my asking for opinions about McCotter is an occasion for you to get exercised, but I hope you enjoyed the opportunity to write a post about it.

As for pissant, I know very little about him other than his colorful name. So I’ll leave his legacy to you.


25 posted on 07/27/2011 9:19:49 PM PDT by Pelham (Obama, the vanguard of the proletariat since 2008)
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