The Far Right likes to use Ronald Reagan’s name to draw support and raise money. Not knowing what Ronald Reagan represented and stood for. Not knowing that Reagan appealed more to then just the Far Right fringe of the American Political Spectrum. Not knowing that Reagan won the Presidency in 1980 beating Incumbent President Jimmy Carter with 56% of the Electoral Voter. While winning 49 States. Not knowing that President Reagan won reelection over former Vice President Walter Mondale with 59% of the vote. And again winning 49 States.
Your not as successful politically like Ronald Reagan was unless your able to appeal more then to a fringe of the Political Spectrum. Which makes up the leadership of the Republican Party right now. Reagan wasn’t Anti Homosexuality or judged someone’s Religious Beliefs. To determine whether they were qualified to hold Political Office. Ronald Reagan wasn’t against one form of Big Government but all forms.
What the Republican Base is doing with Ronald Reagan’s name right now. Is purely political and they don’t even understand the man.