That’s funny, Redneck- I was in 8th grade as well. In my history and English classes, we had a mock election. Reagan got about 75%, Anderson the rest, except that Carter got exactly 2 votes - the 2 teachers!
Kind of funny, we had a mock election as well and Reagan won in a landslide. I kind of forgot about John Anderson, he seemed pretty interesting. The hostage crisis was probably one thing that wore us down and Carter’s inept response. I remembered when Reagan took office and how things started looking up.