Michael Moore: 'Things Got Better' When Reagan Voters Died Appearing on Current TV Filmmaker Michael Moore: "I'm very optimistic about the future, young people. Adelson and all those people will be gone, just like the people who voted for Reagan, the older generation that really was behind Reagan. You know, if were 55 or 60 years old in 1980, when Reagan ran, you're dead now. They're not alive, they left. And when they left, you know, things got better. Nothing against -- my dad is 91. I love old people, don't get me wrong. But I'm just saying, that the previous generations, which were willing to live under segregation, they were willing to live with woman making a third less than men, they were willing to live with all of this stuff. They wanted gays in the closet. Their way is over."