Ronald Reagan was beloved by conservatives because he was "right" in all three areas of critical concern to the group -- the moral issues, the fiscal issues, and the national defense issues. Indeed, his leadership on all of these fronts was energetic, sincere and remarkably effective. Why then hasn't there been someone among the current crop of Republican presidential candidates to carefully follow Reagan's lead or, at least, to convince the public that they can really pull it off?
Tony Perkins from the Family Research Council speaks to this problem in this brief Wall Street Journal Online video interview. It is entitled, "Not Living Up to Reagan," and you can find the clip on this page.