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Almost every Republican politician claims to want to re-energize the Reagan Coalition. Almost every one of these politicians is either lying or has no idea exactly of what the Reagan coalition was composed. The option is still there, in my view, for the right man or woman.
It is my view that many Democrat union folks would vote for a Republican that stood up to those that want to allow the unlimited influx of folks willing to work for below scale wages and few or no benefits.
It is my view that many Democrat Catholics, Baptists, and other devout Christians would vote for a Republican that stood up for the right to refuse to perform fetal murder.
It is my view that many Democrat every day voters would be willing to vote for a Republican that stands for the proposition that Balkanizing the American citizenry and then assigning rights to individual groups, instead of to all equally is wrong.
It is my view that many Democrat voters would be willing to vote for a Republican running to uphold our 2nd Amendment rights and hunting rights against a candidate that can be shown to wish to restrict these rights to the societal elite.
These were all willing participants in the Reagan Coalition. You can not just advocate some few parts of the Reagan Revolution agenda, and expect to hold on to all those votes. Just as you can not be a part time, or compassionate, conservative and hold on to the conservative base.p>I believe that Fred Thompson is one who will insist on standing up for the entire list of issues that were so successful in establishing the Reagan coalition that was so unstoppable. I hope that I am right, because it is obvious that the currently announced GOP candidates will not advocate and do what is necessary to activate that optimistic and unstoppable force. br> — Ken Shreve br> New Hampshire /p> p> Another “social conservative” who would rather turn the country over to Hillary (and a rock-solid Democratic majority in both Houses) than compromise principle? So a Republican victory (and it looks like victory is only possible with Giuliani) would finish them as a force in American politics? To quote the cockroach in Men In Black , that is acceptable.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online