Reagan had a Bush as a running mate.
And we have paid for it ever since!
You were apparently alive then, but you didn't learn anything during those years.
Reagan joining with that Bush is why we are in the mess we are in today. It was his worst mistake, for it prevented his legacy from lasting. Bush of the "kinder, gentler" variety of Republican. He came in and dismantled the RNC and replaced it with his people, and it has remained in firm control of the Country Club set ever since. They control it today, and, while Trump would conduct a hostile takeover of the organization, Cruz would seek to be the honorary head of it while the entire leadership remains intact. Had we known how close Cruz is to the establishment, we would not have supported him against Dewhurst. What's the difference?