Reagan would of course never get the nomination today. He was far too sane and willing to compromise. He had the sense to know that lowering taxes does not raise revenue. Tax cuts can stimulate the economy, but they never pay for themselves. Reagan knew this and said so. When the deficits began to rise, he raised taxes. Nobody who displays this sort of common sense could possibly survive in the present day Republican Party. Grover Norquist would never put up with such a man.