America needs another Ronald Reagan.
In the 1980 presidential election, Republican Ronald Reagan crushed Democrat Jimmy Carter, winning 489 Electoral College votes to the incumbent’s 49. Many factors led to the landslide victory: soaring inflation, out-of-control welfare rolls, rising crime and bruising setbacks at the hands of our foreign adversaries.
Above all, voters believed the country was moving in the wrong direction. Sound familiar?
Here we are again, a mere six months into Joe Biden’s presidency. Optimism is falling, with consumer sentiment in July plunging to a five-month low, despite an economy that is recovering rapidly. Further, Gallup polling shows only 35% of those surveyed “satisfied” with the direction of the country, above the all-time low of 11% scored under Barack Obama but, compared to 45% before the pandemic hit, nowhere near where it should be.
Why are Americans gloomy? Consider:
*Saturday night, baseball fans in Washington, D.C., enjoying America’s favorite pastime were sent diving under seats and into dugouts as gunfire broke out near Nationals Park, injuring three people. Earlier in the day, D.C. police released video of a drive-by shooting in the city that killed