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  •  One key difference: the Iranian Hostage Crisis (0+ / 0-)

    One point people seem to be forgetting is that the hostage crisis was still going on at the time of the election, further highlighting Carter's perceived weakness.  Had Carter been able to do remotely anything about the crisis in the last couple months he may well have won, or at least made the election much closer.

    •  the parallel is the iraq war (0+ / 0-)

      which is still going on, and which McCain has decided to try and own.

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Sun Aug 03, 2008 at 04:13:20 PM PDT

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