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Why Reagan Is King of the Conservative Heap

The former president owes much of his popularity to his success in uniting his party.
Photographer: Rogers/Express/Getty Images
Photographer: Rogers/Express/Getty Images

Why are Republicans so obsessed with Ronald Reagan?

Jonathan Ladd has an interesting post today explaining that Reagan was unique in successfully consolidating all the strands of modern conservativism during his tenure; Democrats adopted modern liberalism over a series of presidencies.