Skip to comments.Libs: Clinton More Popular Than Reagan
Posted on 06/08/2004 2:03:13 PM PDT by kattracks
Frustrated liberals, angry at having to spend an entire week watching the nation pay tribute to the man they derided alternately as "an amiable dunce" and a heartless autocrat, are now claiming that Bill Clinton was actually a more popular president than Ronald Reagan.
"In truth, Ronald Reagan was never as popular as he is being presented to be with Americans," writes Slate Magazine's Eric Alterman.
"As president, [he] was never even as popular as Bill Clinton during the period of Clintons impeachment," argues the disgruntled Democrat.
For evidence, Alterman cites a Gallup poll that tracks approval ratings for Clinton, Reagan, Carter and both Bushes to back his claims. The same poll is touted prominently on Democrats.com, a web site run by former Clinton White House staffers and DNC veterans.
Unfortunately for Alterman and the rest of the Reagan-haters, some of us still remember what the voters said when they actually got a chance to make their will known at the polls.
Clinton, for instance, never won more than 49 percent of the vote, managing that feat in 1996. And he probably never would have been president at all without Ross Perot acting as a Republican spoiler in 1992, when Clinton squeaked in with just 43 percent of the vote.
Reagan, on the other hand, trounced his two Democratic opponents in 44 and 49 state landslides.
In fact, no president in U.S. history has ever gotten more votes than Reagan did in 1984, despite the fact that the nation's population has grown by more than 30 million in the last twenty years.
Ah, to be a fly on the wall when DemonRats finally learn history cannot be spun.
I would not wait more than an hour in line to see Clinton's casket..........
even if I could spit on it.
If Clinton wants, he can give the Democratic response.
There is a big difference between Clinton and Reagan.
Clinto was an administrator and a (Lying) politician who had to have a poll on every subject under discussion.
Reagan was a leader who did what was right regardless of polls.
FYI the state of Minnesota & the District of Columbia were the only victories that the dems had. Michael Regan remembers that 3 weeks before the election it was clear the RR would win them with the only one in doubt but close was Mondells own state. The campaign ask RR if they should go there & win it. RR said no. The humiliation was enough at that point. Now you tell me if Bubba or the Hildebeast had that opportunity would they have held off. Not at all.
Aw gee, there goes those pesky conservatives once again, using things like "facts" in a debate.
I didn't know this, by the way. Pretty impressive.
"Clinton will be remembered as a clown"...
And don't forget pervert.
But Bill is so cute.
As President Reagan would say, facts are a stubborn thing.
More news from the delusional left...
How many times did Slick get more than 50% in a presidential election?
According to the DRUDGE Report CLINTON already is giving the Democratic Response to his not being able to speak there =
The wild thing is, this map is from Reagan's SECOND election. Guess he must have been doing a pretty good job - Clinton never won a majority of the voters even ONCE.
Bill O'Reilly said the same cr*p about approval ratings. President Reagan won 49 out of 50 states in '84 with almost 60% of the vote. Slick never even came close to those numbers, which are the only ones that mean anything.
You're kidding. I was making a joke. The "Democratic response" to a funeral!
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