A reader writes:

The race between McCain and Obama will involve one candidate who suffered through the hell of Jimmy Carter's presidency, and one who at the time was an addled teenager in the process of sowing his wild oats.  There are good reasons for Americans to reject a foreign policy of appeasement, socialist stagflation, and higher taxes -- and many Americans who supported Ronald Reagan, including McCain, know them by heart.  But as Santayana could have predicted, the candidate who doesn't remember the past very well is planning to repeat it.

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