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"Welcome to America:" A Brief Prehistory of Citizen Journalism 2.0

As the year-long celebration of Reagan's centennial gets underway, it's worth thinking for just a few moments about what might have been.

With the Democratic Party gearing up to regain the White House at the end of Reagan's second term, Gary Hart positioned himself as the early frontrunner. In the press release officially announcing his candidacy on April 13th, 1987, Hart invoked the special interests controlling the election process and the erosion of ethical standards for public officials. Looking ahead, he declared:

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