Obama Takes Reagan’s Path

“Against the backdrop of something approaching national panic,” Barack Obama’s inauguration next week is drawing many comparisons “to Franklin Roosevelt’s at the height of the Depression” writes Steve Kornacki.

“But from a political standpoint, a more meaningful parallel can be drawn between the president-elect and Ronald Reagan as he prepared to assume the presidency 28 years ago. Although they are ideological opposites, there are meaningful similarities between the appeal both men demonstrated as candidates and the circumstances under which they won election.”

Another parallel from Mike Allen: “One of President Reagan’s first moves when he came to town: dinner with George F. Will.”

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