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  •  The Anderson-Reagan debate (1+ / 0-)
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    was part of the primary season. John Anderson was a Republican congressman from Illinois.

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    by Keith Pickering on Sun Sep 09, 2012 at 08:20:42 AM PDT

    •  No, as an independent candidate for president (4+ / 0-)

      Anderson debated Reagan because Carter refused to take part in a debate with two republicans. Reagan refused to debate without Anderson until the end, when he capitulated in response to Carter moving in the polls.

    •  Nope (1+ / 0-)
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      there was an Andersen-Reagan debate AFTER the conventions.

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      by fladem on Sun Sep 09, 2012 at 08:44:28 AM PDT

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    •  He ran as a leftist though (1+ / 0-)
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      Gore Vidal even endorsed him.

      "Once, many, many years ago I thought I was wrong. Of course it turned out I had been right all along. But I was wrong to have thought I was wrong." -John Foster Dulles. My Political Compass Score: -4.00, -3.69, Proud member of DKE

      by ArkDem14 on Sun Sep 09, 2012 at 10:14:18 AM PDT

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      •  not really a leftist (2+ / 0-)
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        He ran as a New Democrat/Rockefeller Republican.

        Basically an option for:
        Moderate Republicans who were scared of Reagan or Democrats who didn't like Carter.

        Both my parents voted for him.

        19, CA-18 (home), CA-13 (school)
        Socially libertarian, moderate on foreign policy, immigration, and crime, liberal on everything else.
        UC Berkeley; I think I'm in the conservative half of this city. -.5.38, -3.23

        by jncca on Sun Sep 09, 2012 at 01:45:07 PM PDT

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