ABC reported on GMA, the GOP candidates invoked Ronald Reagan's name 16 times in Thursday's debate -- and George W Bush's name only once. Sen Hillary Clinton (D-NY) even got more mentions than the current President.
Surrounded by Reagan Library exhibits -- including a Boeing 707 that once served as Air Force One, the candidates harkened back to conservativism's golden age. You know, when the war was cold and Iraq was an ally.
It was time bridged by Bruce Springsteen music. You may recall how Mr Reagan wanted to use "Born in the USA" as his campaign theme song. It sounds like these guys prefer "Glory Days."
Rudy Giuliani and Sen John McCain (R-AZ) both attacked the sitting Republican President for mistakes in Iraq.
In doing so, they broke Mr Reagan's 11th Commandment -- "Thou shalt not speak ill of a fellow Republican."
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