Digby does a great job of taking Obama's comments apart so I'd like to take the opportunity of my own to ask the obvious question: what the hell is Barack Obama thinking?
Ronald Reagan was a horrible President. The kind of people who think Ronald Reagan was a great President are not the kind of people who are going to vote for a Democrat. Ever.
Trying to suck up to those people is a waste of time and energy and fairly stupid strategically. Once again I have to say I don't think Obama is ready for the Big Leagues.