Part of a continuing series
In two words: Karl Rove.
That’s sounds simplistic but I plead the Gelernter Defense:
Rove wanted to be his generation’s Mark Hanna—a political operative who forged a new, dominant majority coalition.
But if you allow carpers to shoo you away from every generalization before you have time to explore it, you have no hope of coming to grips with basic questions of modern America.
Rove can be seen as the sad result of the misinterpretation of the Reagan legacy discussed here…