I voted for Reagan, yep, I am an old fart, and it was my first presidential election. I voted and I campaigned for him in my town. Romney ain't Reagan and never will be. Folks didn't have to warm to Reagan, but independents that first election year had to be convinced that a former actor could govern, so they focused on his record as governor. GOP voters had to be convinced he was a Goldwater conservative since he governed CA. No one had to warm to him, his personality was his secret weapon in the election - that and Jimmy C. was such an idiot. If you weren't active in getting Ronnie into office, then don't spout about what you think you know.