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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after his '84 massive victory, there were quite a few Republican operatives who wanted to try to get the 22nd Amendment repealed to ensure a third term for Reagan. Reagan himself felt the 22nd Amendment should be repealed as it limited the freedom of voters.

    That said--If it had been repealed, would you have voted for Reagan in 1988 if he would've run?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. 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?
    In a Heartbeat.....Ronald Reagan has stated that he wasn't a politician but just an ordinary ,honest man .The political hounds and news harpies belittled him and called him simple but he acomplished more to destroy our greatest national threat than any president since George Washington .
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    I most certainly would have.
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    Liberalism Is The Philosophy Of The Stupid

    To Achieve Ordered Liberty You Must Have Moral Order As Well

    The libs/dems of today are the Quislings of former years. The cowards who would vote a fraud into office in exchange for handouts from the devil.
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    Joan Quigley... fuck no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wilbur View Post
    Joan Quigley... fuck no.
    Awww...are you all butt hurt cause he caused the demise of your precious USSR?
    In Memory Of My Friend 1st Sgt. Tim Millsap A Co, 70th Eng. Bn. 3rd Bde 1st AD...K.I.A. 25 April 2005

    Liberalism Is The Philosophy Of The Stupid

    To Achieve Ordered Liberty You Must Have Moral Order As Well

    The libs/dems of today are the Quislings of former years. The cowards who would vote a fraud into office in exchange for handouts from the devil.
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    RR was a great man and we have not had one even run since. I would have loved to vote for him a third time.
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