Happy 100th Birthday Gipper!!! Part 2
Two of the biggest electoral college victories belonged to President Reagan. He destroyed Jimmy Carter 489 Reagan to 49 for Carter in the 1980 election.
Candidates who run as conservatives tend to win in landslides against liberals. The same happened for Reagan in his 1984 campaign against Walter Mondale. Reagan managed to beat Mondale by a bigger number then he beat Carter four years earlier, 525 for Reagan to 13 for Mondale.
Here are the facts.
McCain wasn't a conservative, and he lost to Obama.
Bob Dole wasn't a conservative, and he lost to Bill Clinton.
Herbert Walker Bush won from running on the coat tails of Reagan but lost to Clinton after become showing his was a non conservative.
In 2010, the Republicans retook control of the house of representatives and made huge gains in the senate running as conservatives.
Republicans lost control of congress back in 2006, because they became big government fiscal liberal spenders.
Republicans captured control of congress in 1994, because they ran as conservatives on the platform of the "contract with America".
Even though George Walker Bush was more of neoconservative, he was still seen as being a conservative as compared to Al Gore and John Kerry.
Most Americans identify themselves as being conservative as opposed to being liberal or moderate. This has been the case for many decades. Reagan resonated with Americans, because "he spoke their language". It is beyond stupid for the Republican Party to try and claim that the era of Reagan is over. Things don't need fixing until they are proven broken and no longer work. For them to say that the era of Reagan is over is them unknowingly saying that the era of conservatism is over, and that is a bald faced lie hands down. If Republicans want to take back the White House in 19 months, they better learn the lesson of what has worked for them and has yet to fail, running on a staunch conservative platform just like Reagan did.