Magazine March 8, 2010, Issue

The Liberal Reagan?

(Roman Genn)
Supposed resemblance between our 44th and 40th presidents is illusory

Speaking with the editorial board of the Reno Gazette-Journal in January 2008, Barack Obama set the cat among the pigeons by likening his presidential candidacy to that of Ronald Reagan. In 1980, Obama said, Americans were prepared for their country to head down “a fundamentally different path.” Reagan sensed this, and as president he “changed the trajectory of America in a way that Richard Nixon did not, and in a way that Bill Clinton did not.” Obama suggested that, while Republicans had been “the party of ideas” for an extended period, the public was once again ready to embrace a

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