Laura Ingraham hosted Craig Shirley.
Shirley said Reagan talked to the American people as no other politician did that brought people into the fold, a coalition of shared values. He compared Thad Cochran's message of more government versus Reagan's for less freedom. He said candidates should appeal to people's highest aspirations.
Shirley said that Reagan had a coherent message and program while the Bushes broke that up which created the current schism in the GOP. He thinks it's time to discuss a third party as a bargaining chip to the GOP power base.