Obama compares himself to Reagan in the sense that Reagan put us on a different "trajectory."
"Ronald Reagan changed the trajectory of America in a way that Richard Nixon did not, and a way that Bill Clinton did not," he said, describing Reagan as appealing to a sentiment that, "We want clarity, we want optimism, we want a return to that sense of dynamism and entrepreneurship that had been missing."He is aiming to transform America into his own image because he sees that the American people are ready for...wait for it...CHANGE!
The relabeled progressives still adhere to their socialistic utopian idealism and are biding their time, salivating over the possibility of majority in all branches of the federal government so they can continue to give us their oppressive hugs, oaths to the Constitution notwithstanding.
The comments are alive with hope that he can create a new coalition and draw Republicans over to his side. The fact that this is even a hope for someone like Obama shows a Republican party bereft of actual conservative leadership. Where people are led, they will go, and Republican leaders have ceded leadership to those with more desire for power by becoming fiscally indistinguishable over the last eight years.