From The Cocoon

by Chris Bodenner

Michael Reagan, conservative radio host and son of the former president, writes:

[Republicans] lost in 2006 and 2008 because they stopped listening to the “nostalgia” for the conservative principles which guided my dad’s administrations. ... If [they] want to know what the conservative majority among voters want and are thinking about, all they need to do is listen to Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, and -- in all modesty -- Mike Reagan. Our voices are the voice of the majority of Republican voters and open-minded independents. We don’t have tens of millions of listeners every day because we have a message that contradicts the opinion of our audience...

He may have missed this recent poll by Fox News, which asked non-Democrats their preference for the 2012 GOP nominee. Palin ranked fourth among Republicans and nearly fifth among Independents. (But even if Reagan had seen the poll, or others like it, would his op-ed have changed?)