Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and Ronald Reagan biographer Craig Shirley write that “Trump-Cruz outsiders are far more likely than the comfortable Washington establishment in achieving Reagan’s vision.”
We understand the frustration some members of the GOP establishment must be feeling over the rise of Donald Trump. Trump’s success (compounded by Ted Cruz’s success) is putting the old order on trial. But just because the establishment class is feeling the heat today doesn’t mean that theParty of Reagan Is No More, as Peter Wehner contended in an essay for TIME.
In fact, the good news is that Reaganism is alive and well in America and in the GOP. It remains the dominant philosophy among center-right Americans.
It is the old, Washington-centered GOP establishment that is threatened with diminution at best and extinction at worst.
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