Who said he wasn't a social conservative? I can't imagine anyone thinking that about Reagan, and I'm not a fan because I am a social liberal.
The only thing I can think of in which the Reagan administration allowed anything close to liberal social policy was C. Everett Koop's in your face take on AIDS/HIV. There were probably some on the religious right who didn't like his ads that informed people that short of abstinence, the best method for preventing HIV transmission is the use of condoms. In the 80s, we didn't have the Trojan ads on tv like we do now, so for some it would have been shockingly liberal.
The only other time Reagan did anything close to liberal was when he appointed Sandra Day O'Connor to the supreme court. She was a moderate.
I for one welcome our new Romnulian overlords. :p
Slavery is out of play. Let it go.
Women can't vote. It's out of play. Let it go.
Or further back. The world is flat. It's out of play. Let it go. Etc, etc.
I have a current one for you though. Gays can't marry. It's out of play. Let it go.
What I don't think people want is too much fiscal conservativism. I hate to say it, but Mitt's your man on that one. He's not making statements against social security like Perry and Bachman did. While people do want welfare reform, nobody wants a President who is unsympathetic toward the unemployed in these economical times (Hermain Cain, saying if you're unemployed and not rich, then it's your own fault). People want somebody who will cut down on the spending without dismantling social programs all together. That's actually what I want, but I don't think it will happen.
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