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About Mitch Daniels’s Truce

By on 6.9.10 | 4:23PM

I think Ronald Reagan showed you could devote the bulk of your political capital to immediate needs -- winning the Cold War and whipping stagflation -- without totally surrendering on other aspects of your agenda. Reagan wasn't a culture warrior but the country still knew where he stood on social issues. I think that would be a better model for Mitch Daniels to contemplate than unconditional surrender.

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