Tag: 1980

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A Magical Moment

On November 5, 1980, ABC News Nightline was devoted to the aftermath of the election.  Ronald Reagan won 51-41 over incumbent Jimmy Carter.  Republicans took the Senate and picked up 30+ seats in the house.  The YouTube clip below shows us only the beginning of the program.  But it’s a great reminder of what lies …

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Thompson Gaining Social Conservatives

Boston.com reports that social conservatives are “coalescing” around Fred Thompson as their choice for Republican nominee for President in 2008. “There’s a consensus developing around him that’s pretty clear and pretty profound,” said John Stemberger, president of the Florida Family Policy Council, an Orlando-based conservative group. “I’ve never seen anything like it in 25 years …