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  •  I remember election night 1980 (0+ / 0-)

    We had hopes that Carter was going to pull it out--and then it was just a devastating landslide.  I agree that Reagan made the sale to the voters during the last weeks that he wasn't a drooling idiot (ha) and that was enough for them to oust a sitting president.  I firmly believe the same thing can happen this year.  Obama can build up the voters' comfort level between now and November--and one way of doing it is by picking a relatively safe or familiar VP.  The pick may not be the VP of everybody's dreams, but it may close the sale.

    John McCain: Vowing to connect real leaders with real bowels

    by chicago minx on Sun Aug 03, 2008 at 12:28:08 PM PDT

    •  1980 was the first election (0+ / 0-)

      I remember watching with interest.  I was 14 years old at the time, and had drawn an electoral vote map on cartigraph paper (right term?), and was too hoping for a Carter victory.  I still remember how disappointed I was that he lost.

      January 20. 2009 cannot come soon enough.

      by Crisis Corps Volunteer on Sun Aug 03, 2008 at 05:29:36 PM PDT

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