In my opinion, the Reagan Democrats are all dead. Those were white middle class folks who were part of the WWII generation who worked in manufacturing and the like. Most of them married.
I don’t think that group exists anymore, and if it did, we would have a lot more conservative dems in congress now.
I think the white males in what would have been the Reagan democrat mold are now voting GOP anyways.
Thus the GOP has to figure out how to attract younger voters and the suburban soccer Moms. I think Santorum and Newt scare the hell out of both of those groups.
Romney isn’t a good candidate either because he’s obviously going backwards the more people see of him during the past three months.
I think we are in trouble.
Yeah, we kind of ran out of candidates, didn’t we? But wait! says the GOP, no you haven’t! Heeeeee’res Jeb!
I think we’re in trouble, too.