Since leaving office, Ronald Reagan has come to embody the ideal conservative leader: principled, confident and capable of boldly advancing conservative ideals and policies. During his presidency, Reagan won the Cold War, fired up the engines of economic growth and restored the country’s self-confidence. Conservatives have been waiting for another Reagan ever since. But is this what the conservative movement – and the country – needs?
This panel discussion is the second of four events in the “Lessons for Conservatives from Goldwater to the Tea Party” series hosted by the B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics. The opening event featured George F. Will on Barry Goldwater’s presidential run. On July 23rd, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich will reflect on the 20th anniversary of his Contract with America.
More About the Speakers
Editor, The Weekly Standard
Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
Editor, Daily Caller News Foundation
Director, Simon Center