Is the Palin phenomenon just Reagan in drag?

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Is excitement building around Gov. Sarah Palin because she is the GOP’s brightest new face or because she’s a time-tested throwback, the latest incarnation of President Ronald Reagan? Journalist Anne Taylor Fleming, author of many articles on Reagan, thinks she's seen Palin's approach before. Reagan tapped into a nostalgia for a simpler, better time, and he stuck to a simple message, repeating it over and over. Fleming discusses Reagan, Palin and what she calls Palin’s special brand of “Little House on the Prairie” feminism.
Anne Taylor Fleming, journalist, novelist and commentator, who wrote the piece "Shades of Reagan" for "The Washington Independent."

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