#1 If Reagan had been the nominee in '76
04-18-2010, 10:03 PM
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Question for conservatives--
Reagan as you know only narrowly lost the GOP nomination to Ford in the 1976 primaries. If Reagan had instead won the nomination, do you think he could've beaten Carter in '76...If so what do you think '77 to '81 would've been like without Carter and with Reagan 4 years earlier?
Just a question seeing as a lot of you know a lot more about the Reagan presidency than I do.
Also, if Ford had tapped Reagan to be his running mate in '76, do you think he could've won? I think if asked to be the VP he would've said yes, as in 1980 Reagan seriously considered making Ford his running mate.
04-18-2010, 10:05 PM
I believe Patriot45 will be along shortly with a reply.
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04-18-2010, 10:21 PM
In 1976, the country was revolted by Watergate, and the poorly handled Presidential pardon of Nixon. I supported the pardon, even though I was then, and remain, a liberal Democrat. I thought Ford should openly have admitted that Nixon had to be given comfort to leave office without a fight.
As for that election, Nixon's henchpeople were still on trial. "All the President's Men" was in the movie theatre, having come out in April 1976. While the economy was improving, no one trusted it. From what I remember, no Republican was going to win, nationwide, that year.If it's us or them, I choose us.
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04-18-2010, 10:27 PM
I think carter would have been great if he had a backbone and wasn't a flaming liberal douche bag!
But the past is gone and you libs do not learn from mistakes you just make bigger ones.
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