By Joseph C. Phillips
Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama recently found himself in some hot water when he was heard to compliment former President Ronald Reagan. During an interview, the Illinois senator said, "I think Ronald Reagan changed the trajectory of America in a way that Richard Nixon did not and in a way that Bill Clinton did not. He put us on a fundamentally different path because the country was ready for it." He was immediately attacked by his opponents and other new liberals that view as heresy the mention of Reagan's name with anything but disdain.