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  1. #1 Would you have voted Reagan a third term if you could? 
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    Ronald Reagan, had he been able to, probably would've won again in a landslide in 1988. In the mid '80s, after his '84 massive victory, there were quite a few Republican operatives who wanted to try to get the 22nd Amendment repealed to ensure a third term for Reagan. Reagan himself felt the 22nd Amendment should be repealed as it limited the freedom of voters.

    That said--If it had been repealed, would you have voted for Reagan in 1988 if he would've run? I believe that if he could've run, he would've, and would've won easily. According to all of his doctors, the first overt signs of Alzheimers didn't began to show themselves until late 1992, and he wasn't formally diagnosed until mid 1994--Therefore he didn't show any major symptoms of the disease until what would've been the very end of his 3rd term.

    Being over 80 years old by 1992, he probably wouldn't have sought a fourth term even if he could legally, so there would've been no danger of his declining mental health putting the country at risk. Watch his stump speeches for the 1992 campaign--While his speech isn't as forceful, quick, strong as it was in 1980, he was obviously still very much in command of his faculties for a man of 81 years. Even in 1992, he could still out match many younger, modern orators. He likely would've kept Bush on if he ran in 1988, so even if he died (which was unlikely given his great physical health) sometime during his third term, we'd still have gotten President Bush and history would've continued as it was in our favor.

    So all that said, if you could've, would you have voted for Reagan again in 1988?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaughtintheMiddle1990 View Post
    Ronald Reagan, had he been able to, probably would've won again in a landslide in 1988. In the mid '80s, after his '84 massive victory, there were quite a few Republican operatives who wanted to try to get the 22nd Amendment repealed to ensure a third term for Reagan. Reagan himself felt the 22nd Amendment should be repealed as it limited the freedom of voters.

    That said--If it had been repealed, would you have voted for Reagan in 1988 if he would've run? I believe that if he could've run, he would've, and would've won easily. According to all of his doctors, the first overt signs of Alzheimers didn't began to show themselves until late 1992, and he wasn't formally diagnosed until mid 1994--Therefore he didn't show any major symptoms of the disease until what would've been the very end of his 3rd term.

    Being over 80 years old by 1992, he probably wouldn't have sought a fourth term even if he could legally, so there would've been no danger of his declining mental health putting the country at risk. Watch his stump speeches for the 1992 campaign--While his speech isn't as forceful, quick, strong as it was in 1980, he was obviously still very much in command of his faculties for a man of 81 years.

    So all that said, if you could've, would you have voted for Reagan again in 1988?

    I wished I could've, he was better then either of the other candidates.
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    If he was stuffed and propped up in a chair he would be better than what we have now.
    How is obama working out for you?
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    Another factor to consider is that in July 1989 after leaving office, he sustained massive head trauma after being knocked or falling off a horse. The wound turned into a cerebral bleed which required emergency brain surgery.

    Some, including his wife and some doctors, believe that the head wound hastened the onset of the Alzheimer's. Had he been in office in 1989 in a third term, this might not have happened, and the onset of Alzheimer's might've been delayed for several years, leaving him at least several more years of having a good, full life even if he wasn't in office.
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    An inanimate head from anyone in a jar of formaldehyde would be better than the current president.
    How is obama working out for you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    An inanimate head from anyone in a jar of formaldehyde would be better than the current president.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaughtintheMiddle1990 View Post
    Most excellent!:D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    If he was stuffed and propped up in a chair he would be better than what we have now.
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    Reagan is the only reason why Bush 41 was elected in the first place. Bush didn't have Reagan's policies in mind in 1980 so it was conceivable that he'd have his own agenda in 1988. Even though he was tough with his foreign policy, he was luke warm on the economic front and that's what cost him.
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    Reagan in ANY capacity would have been better than all but two or three of the other Presidents in history.
    I long for the days when our President actually liked our country.
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