Some of you may recall my piece on Rick Perry's use of Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA" at a rally last month. You can read it here. It is entitled "Why Rick Perry Should Think Twice Before He Makes 'Born in the USA' His Theme Song." I basically argued, using Ronald Reagan's use of the song in the 1984, that despite its patriotic chorus "Born in the USA" is hardly a patriotic song.
Today Daniel Scotto, a writer and history graduate student, has responded with a piece of his own entitled "'Born in the USA' Now Fits the Conservative Message." Here is a taste of his piece at The Federalist: