Was Reagan Conservative?By Mark T. Mitchell for FRONT PORCH REPUBLIC
If you listen to mainstream “conservatives” in America today, the poster-boy for the movement is, of course, Ronald Reagan. “We need a new Reagan revolution” they spout. “We need to recover the values of Reagan.” But was Reagan truly a conservative? In this piece, Richard Gamble argues that Reagan’s legacy is, well, at least problematic for conservatives. He’s right, of course. And this helps us to get at some of the serious problems vexing the right.