We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I had my doubts, but America worked with the election of Trump. Obama, and his activists had pushed the country in a bad direction. But instead of riots, violence or weeping toward the sky, the American voters made an adjustment.
I was just looking for some comments by Harvard professors on Reagan's election. I'd looked up after Trump won and they said almost verbatim the same about Trump and Reagan. The Harvard Crimson has hidden their archives but you can still search up individual articles. I found the following:
Hibbs and Sidney Verba '53, professor of Government, were speaking on "The 1980 Election: One Year Later."
If the U.S. economy improves significantly during Reagan's term, a solid political base for "Reaganism" may develop, similar to the continuing support of Roosevelt after his initial election in 1932, Hibbs said. He added that Reagan would probably benefit even if the improvement is inaccurately attributed to him.
The title of the article is 'Election Reflects Poor Performance, Not Shift in Views' so we see even then the Left refused reality.