So making working Americans buy whatever drugs are invented for their neighbors doesn't count as socialism? Both parties dole out socialism by the bucketful, because that's what people elect them to do.
You make a valid point, Bush isn't Reagan, much as we would like him to be.
OTOH, since RR was president tens of millions of people who are now old enough to vote have been through 16 years of liberal teachers and professors pumping socialism and multiculturalism into their little skulls full of mush. I doubt RR could have been elected in 1980 if the voting population of that time had been the same people who will vote next November. And I don't believe there would be any chance of Bush winning this time if he had not given in to the now almost universal belief among the millions of elderly voters that the government (meaning the rest of us) owes them free medical care. I'm 67 and I don't accept that belief, but I'm an exception and the majority of my generation does. We have lost that battle, but not the war....yet.
You can thank the Democrat/media propaganda machine for turning so many of my generation and older into whining socialists on the medical care issue, and the leftist academic world for indoctrinating almost everyone else with it's socialist philosophy.
Having said all that, I still maintain that Bush is far, far closer to RR's position on socialistic programs than is Kerry.