laman: Knowing history allows us to understand the present. Since you mentioned Reagan who the media said was so far to the right he was some kind of kook who was going to get us into WW3 and could never win. The result: he won TWO landslides because he connected with Americans,inspired them, cut taxes, cut spending and built a strong military . Here is an example: Our hostages were held in Iran for axp 450 days while the weak, incompetent Carter was pres. The very day Reagan took office they were released because our enemies knew he was not one to mess around with. The media was of course wrong about Reagan as he brought down the Berlin Wall and ended the Cold War without firing a shot. Any candidate who can articulate and act on true conservatism will win and this is why your guys, esp. one like Obama, cannot tell you what they really want to do and that is why they lie. They know true liberalism is a dead duck and many don't like even being called liberals so they have other names like progressives. Lincoln was one of the most despised presidents while he served, but is now considered the greatest by many. To sum it up: You can't know where you are going until you know where you have been.