The telling part of the audio recording of Mitt that surfaced wasn't what the Democrats are making it out to be. What Mitt said was nothing but stating the obvious in an exagerrated way - I say exaggerated because among the 47% not paying federal taxes are some conservatives who happen to be retired and those who simply do not make enough money.
Neither was it the bias of the media, as we all know it and they do not even attempt to hide it anymore. The same media - L.A. Times to be exact - that would not release the 2008 recording of Obama at a fund raiser with a bunch of muslims where allegedly damaging things were said, is always all too eager to release innocuous material on Republicans and try to make scandals out of them. But of course, there are no vital stories in recordings that surface where the President is plainly stating that he is all for redistribution of wealth or that he will have more flexibility after the election when it comes to making concessions to the Russians on missile defense.
No, the truly telling aspect of this recording was that Mitt is no conservative. He is a RINO as I have alleged for a long time now. Forget Romney Care as a tell tale sign. Mitt clearly thinks in pure political terms. His faulty analysis of the supposed alleigence of the 47% being with Democrats aside, Mitt clearly showed us that he has no constitutional conservative convictions. He does not believe in the human spirit yearning for freedom. If Reagan was in his shoes, he undoubtedly would have not written off anyone. He would, as he always did, appeal to the liberty loving nature of Americans and inspire them to reach for their personal best while pointing out the insidious nature of collectivism. After all, Reagan knew all too well that government centric approach of progressives are designed with the sole purpose of killing individual initiative, therefore the spirit.
The difference is glaringly obvious. Reagan was an inspirational leader who believed in the greatness of the individual; Mitt clearly lacks the depth of philosophical conviction that every individual has the potential to be truly great and yearns to achieve it given the chance.
We will always miss your greatness, Mr. Reagan.