The fact is republicans are so close to being democrats these days that its a matter of degree of wrong policy vs. the policy itself. Reagan was a stark contrast to Carter and a stark contrast to any republican rival and ran on principle not polls. A rove would have been unthinkable to Reagan. Anderson and Bush were not similar to Reagan. Obama-Hillary and any dem running would be ideologically very close to one another. People need stark contrasts. The FAR RIGHT is BS talk. The far right is exactly what- a constitutional conservative? If thats far right then the far right is RIGHT about everything becuase the RINOS and dems IGNORE the constitution and pretend to support it.