It’s a very Obama themed Thursday in today’s On the Square. Start your lunch break with Pete Spiliakos, who wants to show Republicans how to respect and oppose Obama:
Bouie is right that Republicans who are seeking a wide audience should be respectful to Obama. One path open for Republicans is to adapt Ronald Reagan’s tactics in talking about Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Reagan was trying to win over FDR-loving working-class Democrats. Reagan would quote FDR in support of cutting government spending. It did not matter that FDR might have disagreed with Reagan on price controls or the top marginal income tax rate. Sometimes it is enough just to show that you share some values with the other party’s supporters, and that voting for you does not mean throwing away a lifetime of commitments.
Read the rest here. You can watch the Reagan speech mentioned here, if you’re so inclined. It is about forty-five minutes long, so once you’re done, there will be another On the Square post for you to read. Win/win/win.