You told some newspapers editors last week that if Ronald Reagan were running for president today “he could not get through the Republican primary.”
I know what you were up to. You were trying to enlist Ronald Reagan in your tireless effort to get the GOP’s presidential candidates to violate their principles. You want them to defect to your side and come out in favor of raising taxes to reduce the record budget deficits you’ve created for our grandchildren with your reckless spending.
You were hoping to make Romney and company look like conservative fanatics who’d never do what my father was forced to do when faced with a growing federal deficit — compromise and propose spending cuts and higher taxes at the same time.