Palin ≠ Reagan

November 18th, 2009at 08:41pm Posted by Eli

Yeah, what John Nichols said. Just because people thought Reagan was a stupid lightweight too, that doesn’t make them the same, any more than their shared lousy approval ratings make George W. Bush into Harry Truman.  Sometimes people think you’re an idiot because… you’re an idiot.

I would further add that all talk of qualifications aside, Reagan was a soothing, reassuring presence, whereas Palin is, for want of a better word, alarming.  I can absolutely understand an apolitical person who goes with their gut voting for Ronald Reagan solely because of his persona.  Sarah Palin, not so much.

To put it another way: Ronald Reagan scared liberals; Sarah Palin scares non-conservatives.  See the difference?

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