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  •  Yes, the international profile muddle. (0+ / 0-)

    His big score was the Middle East peace talks, but there was an organizational deficit back home.  Carter, a very good hearted human being, did not invest money, time, and talent in building Democratic prospects across the country.  

    State and County chairpersons in some cases felt locked out, and were starving for some energy.  By the time Reagan had a lot of voters in a swoon, Carter's people found that they could not draw from the Democratic well.  

    There were reports that he disbelieved the surge in support for Reagan.  Caddell sat him down a week and a half before the election and said, "I'm sorry, Mr. President.  The numbers aren't there."

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