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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Reagan: No Pale Pastels

What would Reagan say about the latest elections? Well, Gingrich has an interesting piece on what Reagan said to the Republican party during our last disaster at the polls. He said in 1975:

"Our people look for a cause to believe in. Is it a third party we need, or is it a new and revitalized second party, raising a banner of no pale pastels, but bold colors, which make it unmistakably clear where we stand on all of the issues troubling the people?"

Then again in 1976:

Whether it is different this time than it has ever been before, I believe the Republican Party has a platform that is a banner of bold, unmistakable colors, with no pastel shades.

I couldn't agree more.