Never Stop Talking About Reagan

Written by David Frum on Tuesday September 6, 2011

Reading Mitt Romney's op-ed in USA Today, I was saddened by a missed opportunity.

Gov. Romney commits to opening more trade talks to build a "Reagan Economic Zone": "a partnership among countries committed to free enterprise and free trade." Good start. But why is only the trade plan named after Ronald Reagan? Why not a "Reagan tax plan," "Reagan regulatory relief," a "Ronald Reagan balanced budget," a "Reagan worker training program"?

Or go for the whole kahuna: "the Reagan Economic Reagan Reagan."