08/30/2013 09:32 am ET

Leaderless Party Endures Humiliating Week


Thirty years ago President Ronald Reagan hosted a luncheon at the White House to commemorate the centennial of the birth of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. It was surely lost on no one in attendance that Reagan and FDR were modern antitheses, at least in American political terms. Reagan’s project and his movement existed to roll back FDR’s most lasting accomplishments.

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