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To: Paul Ross
"Which is exactly how Ronald Reagan won in a landslide."

Reagan won because Anderson split the dem vote with Carter.

GWB won because Nader calved off enough of Gore's votes to make a difference in several key states.

In other words in two elections the left split their vote with a third party candidate and ushered in the Reagan and Bush revolutions...exactly what you're planning on doing, in reverse, but neither do you see or are willing to admit it.

Is it just me or have IQ's on FR dropped precipitously?

173 posted on 10/04/2007 11:18:54 AM PDT by Bob J (sis)
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To: Bob J
Dear Bob J,

“Reagan won because Anderson split the dem vote with Carter.”

Although Mr. Anderson certainly added to Mr. Reagan’s margin of victory in 1980, Mr. Reagan actually won an outright majority of the vote in 1980. Even if Mr. Carter had received every single one of Mr. Anderson’s votes, Mr. Reagan would have still won the election.


sitetest

176 posted on 10/04/2007 11:21:36 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: Bob J

Reagans majority was razor thin in many important electoral states like CA, NY and FL, which Carter could have won if Anderson wasn’t running. I saw an analysis back then that showed Carter could have had a shot if not for Anderson.

Gore won the most votes but not the oval office because of how the votes fell in key states.


185 posted on 10/04/2007 11:31:45 AM PDT by Bob J (sis)
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To: Bob J
Is it just me

Yes, its just you.

Reagan actually won in spite of REPUBLICAN John Anderson splitting the GOP. Peeling off all the liberal republican votes. Reagan won with conservatives. Republican and Democrat.

GWB won because Nader calved off enough of Gore's votes to make a difference in several key states.

LOL! Bogus. Try Buchanan's Independence Party and the other parties also again peeling votes from the GOP. W won in spite of that. With razor-thin margins in many middle states, winning or losing... the third parties cut both ways. Maybe not always equally, but your views are clearly revisionist and frankly devoid of merit. You must not have lived through the elections of the 70's and 80s and don't know what a struggle conservatism has had to gain ascendancy within the GOP...which has only been lost due to betrayal !

As for what you are imputing to me:

.exactly what you're planning on doing, in reverse, but neither do you see or are willing to admit it

Can't and won't admit what I am not DOING. I want a housecleaning of the GOP, to restore the Reagan Conservative majority...and oust every single CFR enemy of that coalition of nationalists.

210 posted on 10/04/2007 11:47:58 AM PDT by Paul Ross (Ronald Reagan-1987:"We are always willing to be trade partners but never trade patsies.")
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To: Bob J
"Is it just me or have IQ's on FR dropped precipitously?"

It's just you. LOL! Don't get mad, I couldn't help it.

220 posted on 10/04/2007 11:57:01 AM PDT by penowa
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To: Bob J
Reagan won because Anderson split the dem vote with Carter.

Presidential Election of 1980:

Ronald Wilson Reagan: 50.7%
James Earl Carter, Jr.: 41.0%
John Bayard Anderson: 6.6%
Ed Clark: 1.1%
Barry Commoner: 0.3%

Even if you add all of the other candidates together, you get less than Reagan's total (obviously, since he won a majority of the vote).

So, your statement is incorrect.

252 posted on 10/04/2007 12:24:43 PM PDT by B Knotts (Tancredo '08!)
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To: Bob J
Reagan won because Anderson split the dem vote with Carter.

Is it just me or have IQ's on FR dropped precipitously?

Not true, Reagan got over 50% of the vote.....even with Anderson not being in the race Reagan wins.

I remember this and I was just in Jr. high. You might want to go and find a site that has the old numbers.

405 posted on 10/04/2007 7:03:07 PM PDT by Lady Heron
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