The meme. “In today’s Republican party, even Ronald Reagan would have trouble getting the nomination.”

Why yes, I think that is right.

A party that has successively nominated.

George H.W. Bush.
Bob Dole.
George W. Bush.
John McCain.
Mitt Romney.

Would Ronald Reagan have any place in a party that nominates men like this? John McCain? Mitt Romney? Alas. Alack.