On various blogs and websites, a discussion has begun lately about the reforming of the social conservative/fiscal conservative coalition that was so instrumental in the election of Ronald Reagan and in the early days of the conservative movement. However, over the last decade or so, this coalition fell apart as various Bush (both Bushes) policies drove wedges into it. Indeed, many fiscal conservatives have since left the Republican Party and became libertarians. It is likely that the dissolution of this coalition contributed to the election of Barack Obama.
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