Discussion: Could Ronald Reagan get nominated by today’s Tea Party?

Well, just a short time ago, New Jersey pushed the delegate count to where it needed to be for Mitt Romney to now officially be the Republican nominee for POTUS.  Gotta admit, I never in a million years thought we’d be in the position we are today – nominating a guy mistrusted by so many in the base, but he’s “our guy” now, and we’ve got to do what we can to help him and Veep nominee Paul Ryan over the finish line come November.

Related to this, I often hear people say that – in today’s so-called “highly partisan” climate – today’s Tea Party would not have accepted Ronald Reagan back in his day, and certainly wouldn’t have worked towards nominating him for President (based on what we know of his time as President now – hindsight being what it is). What do you think?  I tend to discount this kind of talk, but I’m interested in hearing the views of my readers on this one.

Mitt Romney officially wins the GOP presidential nomination.
Photo courtesy of Fox News.

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