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Re: Ford, Reagan, and Carter

By on 12.28.06 | 3:19PM

John: Good points all. No doubt the stars were much better aligned for Reagan's election and governing prospects in 1980 than they were in 1976. But what a lot of pain and setbacks to go through to get there - in addition to the lost years from the man's prime. All in all, though, I suspect you're right about the timing. The train wreck of the Carter presidency certainly did allow a million flowers to bloom.

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