Skip to comments.Election Night Victory Speech 1980 from CBS [Reagan Won 33 Years Ago Today]
Posted on 11/04/2013 2:23:08 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
From November 4, 1980, here is CBS's coverage of Election Night. Taped from WJKW-TV8, Cleveland. Election Night Victory Speech
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Pray for all godly men and women, who, like Reagan, are working to make America a better place.
Ken Cuccinelli is one of those men.
Almost brings me to tears to watch this man speak.
We have fallen so far since he was president.
I can only hope and pray that in the wake of the Traitor Obama that there is a woman or man who can inspire us as Reagan did.
Add in 1984 and 1994!
Makes me wish I had a time machine. I’d give up the internet and a whole lot of other 2013 conveniences to be living in 1980’s America again. It wasn’t perfect, but it was a time of renewal and optimism, with clarity of purpose at home and a resolute vision in foreign policy abroad.
I love Ronald Reagan. We need more Reagans, now.
That night was a great day for America, especially since
as I recall the polls showed Reagan winning only the weekend before the election. In three or four days, people looked at Reagan and saw that he could make a good president and I think they also just had enough of Carter.
God bless Ronald Reagan.
His determined hatred of all things Communist changed our world, at a time when Democrats like Ted Kennedy and Jimmy Carter were ready to throw America under the bus.
He won the Cold War without firing a shot, without a nuclear exchange, and freed over 500 million people.
Forget Mt. Rushmore.
He gets a mountain all his own.
He took back America in 1980. Those were dark days.
We need to take back America in 2014.
And we need to wake up our fellow Americans, one person at a time.
The chains encircling us will tighten soon.
Once again, it is a time for choosing.
Thanks for the happy reminder.
Something I posted over the weekend.
My hero, and a man I proudly voted for twice (1980 was the first year I could vote.)
The decline in the quality of Republican candidates since Reagan left office has been disturbing to say the least.
Remember it well. Lying in bed listening to it by the glow of an old RCA five-tube radio my uncle had given me.
Anyone who lived through that period, and who loved what Ronald Reagan stood for and fought for, cannot now be deeply pained by the darkness that has descended upon this great land.
I recall with great clarity the hope and joy that I felt and shared with all those assembled as I was that night 33 years ago, at Reagan election headquarters in Cleveland Ohio, watching the TV monitors as the great wave of Reagan Blue (yes: back then, we were the "blue states") spread across the map, and into our hearts.
I wish to feel that again, some day.
He was the first person I voted for POTUS.
damn...I feel old now
Yep, same here. :-)
Here's the passage at issue:In the 1980s, the war caucus in Congress armed bin Laden and the mujaheddin in their fight with the Soviet Union. In fact, it was the official position of the State Department to support radical jihad against the Soviets. We all know how well that worked out.Let's leave aside for now the insulting, utterly asinine, sickening, inexcusable use of the phrase "war caucus" to describe those (including Reagan!) who supported the mujaheddin against the Soviets. That word choice alone is almost entirely disqualifying for its purveyor to ever be president.
Instead, let's just look at a little history here -- because the ignorance evident in this paragraph is truly astonishing. One would be hard pressed to find even a single historian, whether right, left, or center, who would argue anything other than that the Soviet failure in Afghanistan was not just a huge factor, but probably an essential one, in the Soviets' ultimate loss of the Cold War. [Rand Pauls Really Ignorant Paragraph | 7 Feb 2013]
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