This is the tweet of a confident man.
It also reminds me of one of the recall campaign's less-impressive sideshows: The efforts of the Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama. A spin-off from the Tea Party Express, the CBDO comes off like a way for former movement celebrities to prove that they're relevant. Scan their ad campaign, which eschews the "video of things voters might care about" theory for a new theory -- that voters want to hear what the founder of Tea Party Nation thinks.
Anyway, the first people to use the "Gipper" formulation in this race were the CBDO'ers, who shot an ad with Reagan's son Michael -- the lone conservative activist in the second generation -- using phrases like "those days of yesteryear."
TODAY IN SLATE
The Ebola Story
How our minds build narratives out of disaster.
The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola
PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer
The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics
A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers
Welcome to 13th Grade!
Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.
The Actual World
“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.