July 8, 2011

BUT HE JUST MIGHT BE A RONALD REAGAN:

Obama’s No Bill Clinton (Peter Wehner, 07.06.2011, Commentary)

[W]hatever his other failures, he was in many respects a constructive intellectual force in the Democratic Party. He moved it toward the center, much as his friend Tony Blair moved the British Labour Party toward the middle, making it not only politically viable but politically successful.

Both Clinton and Blair achieved impressive political track records. They made their parties stronger, not weaker; and more, not less, appealing. [...]

It turns out that in almost every respect, Clinton was a more formidable political figure than Obama, and certainly more competent. And as we get closer to 2012, it wouldn’t be surprising to hear Democrats speak longingly of the Clinton Era, as glory days compared to the dangerous, even ruinous, prospects they now face.


While the UR does not have the vision that would be required to reform Social Security and Medicare along true Thatcher/Clinton/Blair/Bush lines, the reforms he's talking about with the House GOP almost exactly replicate those of President Reagan--Second Way, but a good step.


Posted by at July 8, 2011 6:17 AM
  

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