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The Gipper loses one

America is a center-right nation...really? Why did voters (in

» READ MORE: a nationwide survey by Rasmussen Reports

) just elect Franklin Roosevelt over Ronald Reagan in a political dream match-up, by a solid margin?

The last part is critical: Americans liked Reagan, the man, back in the 1980s, and they still like the idea of him, a leader who exudes optimism, today. But they didn't like his actual policies back then (55 percent of Americans wanted to move away from Reagan's policies, according to a 1987 poll), and they especially don't like the bastardized version re-written by Grover Norquist and imposed by George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. Americans want a New Deal...again.

Sounds like a good idea for

» READ MORE: a book