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Walter Cronkite Foretells the Election Outcome
CBS News ^ | 4 November 1980 | Walter Cronkite

Posted on 10/21/2012 7:56:39 PM PDT by Vigilanteman

Be sure and watch election coverage on CBS News. Uncle Walter tells us it will be a real cliffhanger.

(Excerpt) Read more at youtube.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: carter; obama; reagan; romney
Watch the Cronkite promo and have a laugh. But don't get complacent. The country is a lot stupider now than it was in 1980. And Mitt Romney is no Ronald Reagan.
1 posted on 10/21/2012 7:56:48 PM PDT by Vigilanteman
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To: Vigilanteman

I thought he died


2 posted on 10/21/2012 7:59:05 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Vigilanteman

May as well add Dan Rather with him and get a real hoot.


3 posted on 10/21/2012 8:00:37 PM PDT by knak (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing)
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To: freekitty

He’ll still be voting for Obama.


4 posted on 10/21/2012 8:01:19 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: freekitty

I thought he died <<

me too, and he just another socialist from the media, I don’t know why so many people liked him.


5 posted on 10/21/2012 8:03:09 PM PDT by Coleus
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To: Vigilanteman

Dead. 2009


6 posted on 10/21/2012 8:07:37 PM PDT by freeagle
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To: Vigilanteman
Walter Cronkite

Isn't he still dead?

7 posted on 10/21/2012 8:13:18 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: freekitty
I thought he died

I knew he could vote democratic while dead, but can he still shill?

8 posted on 10/21/2012 8:17:58 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: Vigilanteman

He is still alive?


9 posted on 10/21/2012 8:19:21 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: Coleus

PR selling.


10 posted on 10/21/2012 8:20:48 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Vigilanteman

11 posted on 10/21/2012 8:23:33 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Vigilanteman

It’s like the Yankees are losing 10-0 early in the game and the announcers tell the audience that Arod still has 3 at-bats.


12 posted on 10/21/2012 8:39:13 PM PDT by o-n-money
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To: Vigilanteman

Walter Cronkite still hasn’t figured out we won the Vietnam War yet.

He’s calling the Tet Offensive a victory for North Vietnam.


13 posted on 10/21/2012 8:42:36 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Vigilanteman

Do you have a clip of Uncle Walter saying that the election is going to be a real ass kicker? Cuz that’s what I think it is going to turn out to be. And BHO will be supplying the ass.


14 posted on 10/21/2012 8:45:10 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Vigilanteman
Thanks for posting this. I was in the CBS newsroom on election night 1980 watching the same monitor as Cronkite (over his shoulder) as Jimmy Carter conceded the election (crassly prior to closing of the polls in western states thus killing down ballot Dem candidates).

My buddy's dad (RIP) was the sound-man for CBS News for decades and I was invited to be on the set on election night at the last minute.

Once Carter conceded I was ready to hang around to try to see Jerry Ford on the set being interviewed by Cronkite, but I had to rush home as I realized that I had left home so quickly I had left my dinner on the stove! Fortunately I only destroyed a pan and did not burn the house down.

15 posted on 10/21/2012 8:54:40 PM PDT by Seizethecarp
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To: Vigilanteman; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

IBITHWD (In Before I Thought He Was Dead!)

OK, never mind.


16 posted on 10/21/2012 8:56:14 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Vigilanteman
I want to flip between watching the loons on MSNBC deflate (or, alternatively explode!), and the real people on FNC give factual information. I have lots of popcorn and iced tea and I'll be propped up in front of the TV all night.

I won't bother with FR that night - it always gets way too bogged down and times out. Besides, I don't want to miss a minute of the left implode/explode - Chrissy Matthews just might jump out the window!

17 posted on 10/21/2012 9:11:50 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Seizethecarp
Great story! My favorite memory of the Carter years was getting up at 6 a.m. to get to work at a morning job. Around 2 p.m., I'd leave for classes, then left the university just in time to report to another job at 6 p.m. until midnight. The only thing which kept me sane was Ronald Reagan's radio program which came on the radio during my drive to the night shift.

By election night 1980, the 5.5 hours of sleep per night had caught up with me and I called off sick for the night job. By 7:15 p.m. (central time), I was feeling a LOT better.

18 posted on 10/22/2012 8:44:31 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman
Walter Cronkite Foretells the Election Outcome

Right, and Abraham Lincoln warns you that most internet quotes are made up ... :-)

19 posted on 10/22/2012 10:52:26 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Go back to bed Walter...nobody cares.


20 posted on 10/22/2012 11:32:10 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Vigilanteman

Ah, the Reagan election. Interesting!


21 posted on 10/22/2012 11:34:04 AM PDT by dforest
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To: freekitty
I thought he died

Yeah, that sick scumbag has been dead for years.

Uh, I mean RIP, etc.

22 posted on 10/22/2012 11:36:20 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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