I have heard Regan mentioned by many Republicans of my age. Many seem to consider him the gold standard of what a Republican should be and can be.  What people my age forget is about a third of Americans were not alive when Reagan was president. Someone just old enough to cast his first vote for Reagan in 1980 is 54 years old today.

Trump is a wily character and he has recognized that the old Gipper is simply yesterday’s news.