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Election Could Mirror 1980 Race

BTC2 Wrote: Sep 27, 2012 11:03 AM
The conservative base is not fired up FOR Romney but is AGAINST Obama. This means that they will vote against Obama. Let's not forget that the Romney wing of the party was opposed to Reagan and basically was behind Anderson. So far Romney has not done or said anything to inspire conservatives to vote FOR him unlike Reagan who was the conservative champion. Hopefully Romney is bold in the debate and draws distinct differences. Economic arguments alone may not be sufficient if Romney merely comes across as tweedle dee to tweedle dum. Finally ask yourself who was more likeable - Carter or Reagan - and then you may understand Romney's problem.
Reaganite12 Wrote: Sep 27, 2012 1:12 PM
Agree with you. The things that worry me most about this election are the big amnesty by executive order this summer and the lack of controls over who votes and how often. You know how those amnestied illegal aliens will vote. Where and how often Obama's minions will vote is less certain.
Illbay Wrote: Sep 27, 2012 11:38 AM
Bingo. In 2008, despite the things we knew, even Conservatives reasoned that Obama and McCain were "the same". Not a McCain fan, me, but I pulled the lever for him nonetheless, because I KNEW the alternative was too horrible to contemplate.

People WILL vote for Romney, because even most dyed-in-the-wool RINO haters know the stakes are far too high.
There was only one presidential debate in 1980 between challenger Ronald Reagan and President Jimmy Carter. Just two days before the Oct. 28 debate, Carter was eight points ahead in the Gallup poll. A week after the debate, he lost to Reagan by nearly ten percentage points.

Reagan's debate quip, "There you go again," reminded voters of Carter's chronic crabbiness. Even more devastating was Reagan's final, direct question to American voters: "Are you better off than you were four years ago?" No one, it seemed, could muster a "Yes!"

Yet there was more to the 1980 campaign than the...