Seriously ?...if that were the case then please explain why perspective candidate like Gingrich and Palin go out of their way to please the Reagan conservatives and why He is considered the standard bearer for the modern day conservative movement..IMHO the Republican party has become sidetracked because it abandoned some of the principles that Reagan brought to the party, they moved to the center and thats not their nature or strong suit, if there is one thing the Tea Party has done its to kick the party in the rear and get them to move to the right of center which is where most of America sits too..
Pres. Reagan brought stability and strength to the office when we needed it after the weak Pres. Carter failures. Between his strong personality and determination we returned to feeling good about ourselves.
On the other hand, he did bribe the Iranian terrorist and did trade arms for hostages. He ran from Lebannon after the bombing of the Marine barracks. His Amnesty Program was ill-concieved and led to a mass influx of new illegal migrants. A program he should have never gotten behind when he knew Congress wouldn't follow through. And, he spent money like a Democrat.
I think Hannity and Palin try and ride his coattails because he is the only memorable Republican President since WW2. But then again, I liked Nixon and still do!
A lesson he should have taught his son!