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Is Bosnia Hillary’s “Swiftboat”?

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The View from the North

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On occasion, the battle to become the President of the United States features a negative characterization of one of the candidates that just won’t go away, and which sticks with people well after the new President has been sworn in.

In the 1980 Presidential election, it was Reagan’s line in an October debate: “Are you better off than you were four years ago?”. Carter, with an approval rating in the twenties, nonetheless was in a neck-and-neck race with Reagan until that point. The comment solidified perception of Carter as a weak and faltering president, a perception popular to this day. Reagan won in a landslide a few weeks later. (Close second? Reagan: “A recession is when your neighbour loses his job. A depression is when you lose yours. A recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his job”.). Read the rest of this entry »

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Written by westcoastsuccess

April 18, 2008 at 12:36 pm