The myth of the incumbent President: a look back at the Reagan/Carter race.
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Reagan responded by sticking to his conservative message, reduced to two simple points: Carter’s handling of the economy and peace through strength.
He didn’t just beat an incumbent president.
Ronald Reagan challenged the entire foundation of liberalism, effectively asking voters to repudiate not just Carter but liberalism itself. He made the 1980 election what might be called: A Repudiation Election.
Reagan trounced Jimmy Carter in a 44 state landslide. Oh… and by the way? All that taxpayer money sent to Florida didn’t help Carter. Reagan carried Florida. Not to mention New Hampshire, New York, Wisconsin — and yes — Massachusetts too.
Four years later, after doing the opposite of what Carter suggested, Reagan had a roaring economy, the Soviets were starting to crumble — and Reagan carried 49 states in one of the greatest landslides in American history.
Can incumbent President Barack Obama be beaten — and handily?
Yes, he can.
Because the last four years really have been Jimmy Carter’s second term.
All you have to do is go the tape.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?