Skip to comments.CBS Election Night 1984 (Something to lift your spirits)
Posted on 04/26/2008 11:15:18 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
CBS Election Night 1984
A great night. Sure to lift your spirits.
I noticed that the states Reagan carried were already red.
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Was it really 24 years ago? My first election as a member of the Republican Party. I had campaigned for Reagan in 1980 but I was a “Democrat For Reagan”. I’d first registered to vote in 1974 and nobody registered as a Republican that year. Then in 1982 came the nuclear freeze movement and the Democratic Party’s statement that they would no longer back any candidate who opposed abortion. Those two facts made me a Republican. Arnold Schwarzenegger and John McCain made me an independent.
When you think about it, you realize that there are people who will vote in this coming election who have never lived under a really good president. I am grateful that Ronald Reagan was our leader. He feed a billion people from The Philippines to Nicaragua to Poland and deserves a greater place in history than he has been granted to date.
I thought that until 2004 the incumbent party was blue and the challenger was red. Only after the 2000 election did each party become with a specific color.
Thank you, for that brief return to a better, simpler time...away from all the political correctness and mean-spiritness of today.
It truly was Morning in America, before Al-Qaeda, green politics and creeping socialism. Would that another Ronald Reagan could rise up to return us to the greatness that this country was.
I fear the Walter Mondales of the world (now in the guise of DailyKos, Huffington Post, Air America etc.) have finally worn us down, and won the day.
I’m 48 years old. Will I ever see America so great again?
It’s Morning in America again...
Ronald Reagan Speech - 1964 Republican National Convention
How extraordinary. They even had typewriters in the news room! I remember that announcer’s voice. He used to be the announcer way back to the Apollo moon mission days I think.
Anyway, I can’t quite recall 1980 but I think by 1984 most the networks switched to red for the Repubs and blue for the Dems. In 1976 it was the other way around. I suspect the got complaints for calling Democrats “reds” but it sure was accurate anyway!
Under FDR, Truman and Eisenhower we had three giants. The the next three were flawed giants. After that they have all been largely nothing except for Ronald Reagan. If the next election produces anything else it will be from McCain putting a good man on the ticket and then graciously leaving the earth plane after he is elected (which i suspect there is a good chance of his doing).
My favorite election reaction from the press was in 1994. The reporters were shocked and horrified by the Republicans taking winning both the House and Senate.
That’s correct, and it’s bull.
1984 was my first election and I remembered that day voting for Reagan, a vote that I was enthusiastic about. Since then, I have not been enthusiastic about who was running since most of the picked were establishment types. Reagan was not East Coast Establishment type.
Mondale wins 1 State plus D.C.
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I caught that, too. I'd thought the red/blue designations were concocted in 2000. Interesting. Of course, we all know why the media chose red for the Repubs instead of the Dems. He-he.
designation of colors are by incumbent red and challenger blue.
Thanks for posting! Rather must’ve HATED having to say those words. He probably walked away from the desk at break and beat his head against a wall.
Ronnie, I miss you so.
It is kinda sad that the only joy we have in this election cycle is to be nostalgic about past victories.... Not a good sign.