Fire of Liberty
Cheer up conservatives, we need to get our bearings and plot a new course. We should pick up some works by William F. Buckley, Barry Goldwater, Russell Kirk, Milton Friedman, and some Calvin Coolidge) other luminaries and trudge forward. Someone who achieved success in hewing to conservative principles and expressing his ideology on point and from the heart was Ronald Reagan. Now while their is only one Reagan and the conditions require a little re-jigging on certain issues to the 21st century, we can still achieve victories with a true conservative candidate. Thankfully, Jeffrey Lord has written a wonderful piece over at The American Spectator which points out how Reagan trudged through "the wilderness" with his ideas and philosophy in tact and how conservatives in the United States can retake the mantle. I can bet that some politicians will be heading to the great conservative/libertarian think tanks/organizations like Heritage, AEI, Manhattan Institute, Cato, Claremont, Americans for Tax Reform, The Federalist Society and others to regain their bearings and be ready for 2010 and 2012.