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blog.washingtonpost.com — They've argued health care, free trade, immigration reform. Yucca Mountain? Been there, done that. But here's a debate no one saw coming in the Democratic primary: the legacy of Ronald Reagan.

Sen. Barack Obama opened the door when he said the following in an interview with the Reno Gazette-Journal:

I don't want to present myself as some sort of singular figure. I think part of what's different are the times...I think Ronald Reagan changed the trajectory of America in a way that Richard Nixon did not and in a way that Bill Clinton did not. He put us on a fundamentally different path because the country was ready for it. I think they felt like with all the excesses of the 1960s and 1970s and government had grown and grown but there wasn't much sense of accountability in terms of how it was operating. I think people, he just tapped into what people were already feeling, which was we want clarity we want optimism, we want a return to that sense of dynamism and entrepreneurship that had been missing.

Ronald REAGAN? The Democrats' mortal enemy, that smiling, supposedly simple-minded actor who expanded the Republican party by wooing all those white, working-class voters?

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Posted 2284 days ago
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Obama will not change anything about America, he will concede to the wishes of the Republican Party by being a centrist. He said himself.
Posted 2283 days ago
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Big mistake on his part, Reagan was never for minorities.
Posted 2283 days ago
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This is what Bill Clinton did in the early 90's, reaching out to middle ground voters, and that would be Independents who've flipped flopped between Republican positions and Democratic positions. This could lose him die hard Democrats.
Posted 2282 days ago
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Obama is not even finished with his first term as a Senator in Illinois. He has failed the people of Illinois by not finishing his term first. Instead, the good people of Illinois are paying his salary so that he can travel the country and run for higher office.

Granted, he is well liked by as a link between the different races, but he is not a seasoned legislator like his fellow Senator, Dick Durbin. He appears to be using his unfinished term as a stepping stone to power and a chapter in history. Hilary is somewhat in the same category, only gender is the playing card. Two sides of the same coin.
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