Barack Obama...? Nope, Ronald Reagan. Many Kossacks will view this video with some pause, I think it is effective and actually parallels well with the DKos story from yesterday 1980 Redux.
I know that Ronald Reagan is an anathma to many Kossacks, but the truth is that in many ways the torchbearer of the Reagan Revolution is not John McCain, but is Barack Obama. I am not claiming a one-to-one similarity by any means, but the truth is that this election cycle is about a break from the policies and politics of the past and using what is best about America to move us forward.
The fact is now the Republicans are not the party of Ronald Reagan and haven't been for 8 years. They are the party of Karl Rove and Dick Cheney. I don't know for sure, but I actually think Reagan would have found wire tapping and laptop seizres a horrible policy, tantamount to totalitarianism, which undeniably he loathed. Yes, he sucked on environmental issues, many of his economic policies were poor, but he was in fact very pragmatic as evidenced by the fact he was willing to talk to the Soviet Union. Who knows how Reagan would govern in the face of this current world order. I am not claiming he would be a good President, let me make that clear, but I actually think he wouold find more affinity with Obama than McCain.