Originally Posted by Lightrise
Great point about the primaries. Who knows, but I strongly believe that in 2016 you will not see another round of those chaotic debates. The field may dictate this of course, but one thing Reagan did have right was the golden rule, thou shall not speak ill of another republican. If they don't return to that demeanor they will never return to power again.
I always found it odd that Reagan said that considering that he challenged an incumbent R president (Ford, 1976). That always seemed kind of dickish. I'm not old enough to remember the details, but I guess I'd be suprised if he managed to do so without speaking ill of another R.