Propose anything containing a genuine idea or principle rather than an advertising slogan.
Get rid of affirmative action.
Address the immense fraud in Medicare and Medicaid.
Do anything substantive towards retiring the catastrophic national debt or eliminating dependence on foreign bond-holders.
Reduce taxes on the middle and working classes.
Save Social Security.
Put unemployment among Americans over profitable employment of foreigners.
Confirm really good men and women to the federal bench.
Pass anything containing an authentic substantive reform instead of a public relations gimmick.
Clyde N. Wilson is a contributing editor to Chronicles. A retired professor of history at the University of South Carolina, he is the author of numerous books, including Carolina Cavalier: The Life and Mind of James Johnston Pettigrew and Defending Dixie: Essays in Southern History and Culture. He is the editor of The Papers of John C. Calhoun.