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  •  Yeah (3+ / 0-)
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    I wasnt alive then either, but I dont tink Reagan needed the debate win to win the election.

    But the big debate win + inflation +the energy crisis + the Iran hostage crisis was what gave him a bigger margin of victory.

    •  Also, I notice in the article (4+ / 0-)

      they mention that the CW at the time was that Reagan was just a B-list movie actor.

      Even at the time, that seems like a foolish criticism. First,  he was two term governor of CA, and secondly, in the TV era, any successful candidate needs to be able to perform well in front a camera to win votes, and certainly Reagan's acting experience probably helped even if he wasnt Humphrey Bogart.

      •  It's cracked, after all (2+ / 0-)
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        they lace all words with sarcasm or wry humor.  But that was the initial CW about Reagan.

        "Didn't anyone ever tell you? There's one thing you never put in a trap—if you're smart, if you value your continued existence, if you have any plans about seeing tomorrow—there's one thing you never—ever, put in a trap. …Me." -The Eleventh Doctor

        by KingofSpades on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 04:33:47 PM PDT

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      •  I forget if it was the CA Gov race or '80 prez (1+ / 0-)
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        race but I remember when Reagan won the nomination many Democrats cheered thinking that Reagan was too conservative and thus unelectable.

        “Herbert Hoover once ran on the slogan, “Two cars in every garage”. Apparently, the Republican candidate this year is running on the slogan, “Two families in every garage”.” ~Harry Truman 1948

        by lordpet8 on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 06:41:50 PM PDT

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