You sound like the Democrats did when the GOP was winning all those Presidential elections. i.e. “The people are just being mis-informed” if they knew what was good for them, they’d vote for (insert Mondale, Dukakis, Gore)
And yes, while you might be a “young” Reagan Democrat, the truth is that most of those people were folks brought up under Roosevelt and Kennedy and they are now dead.
And to the point Pat Buchanan has made the past decade, those dead Reagan Democrats have not been replaced by people like them. Instead they have been replaced with immigrants and tons of kids raised in single family households under the watchful eye of our “public school system” which has indoctrinated the heck out of them.
By the way, I don’t like Chris Christie at all and don’t support him. I just know though that running the “purist” candidate like Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock is a losing strategy for us. We’ve got to find young talented candidates who can articulate a vision of economic freedom and as part of that, we may need to give on the gay marriage thing.