"His second inaugural address was a frilly campaign stump speech, dividing fools and devils (Republicans) from the wise and the sainted (Democrats)."
ALL of his speeches are campaign stump speeches. He is in perpetual campaign mode.
He loves running for president. He's not so keen on BEING president.
The article says Reagan did not represent a partisan realignment. Maybe so, but Reagan personally was a model of respect and amiable relationships with the other side of the aisle. Just compare Reagan working with "Tip" O'Neill against Obama working with...well, anybody.