Friday, February 15, 2008

Life Comes at You Fast

Reagan is history. When will Republicans get that? "Nineteen Eighty" was not a place, it was a slice of time. The people who voted "R" that year came from disparate groups. But they signed no contract with one another and they took no vows.

The convergence was of evangelicals and blue-collar workers and anti-anti-communist intellectuals and whoever else -- but all at that point in their collective experience and their perception of the world around them.

A lot of water under the dam since then. Do you expect it to still work that way today? Call your girlfriend/boyfriend from 1980 and see if you two still want to date.