There are those who accuse followers or fans of Ronald Reagan as living in the past. Many middle-of-the-road Republicans included.
Now, I’m not about living in the past, but learning from it is a different story. We ignore it at our own peril. Reagan was a master at communicating. I choose to see him that way, and to learn what I can from it. Feel free to join me.
“Three weeks ago here in our nation’s capital I told a group of conservative scholars that we are currently in the midst of a re-ordering of the political realities that have shaped our time. We know today that the principles and values that lie at the heart of conservatism are shared by the majority.
Despite what some in the press may say, we who are proud to call ourselves “conservative” are not a minority of a minority party; we are part of the great majority of Americans of both major parties and of most of the independents as well.”
Ronald Reagan CPAC speech February 6, 1977
Confidence at the beginning of the Carter era. Live and learn.