You'll never get those Reagan Democrats back as long as the Republican Party advocates for unrestricted free trade. Many of those Reagan Democrats bolted from the Republican tent because their jobs were offshored to China. In the past 15-20 years 6 million American manufacturing jobs were lost when 54,000 factories closed. Add spouses & adult children voters and you're talking about 10-12 million angry voters. Obama won the popular vote by roughly 2-3 million votes if memory serves me correctly. I have to believe that among those 10-12 million voters were 4 million Reagan Democrats who bolted over to the Democrat side. I have to believe that this demographic provided the margin for Obama in "Rust Belt" Ohio, and maybe PA & WI.