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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #37)

Sat Oct 26, 2013, 02:02 PM

54. Ed Muskie wasn't going to beat Nixon, either though....

And if we're talking weak general election candidates, Jimmy Carter probably wasn't much if any better than McGovern. '76 should've been a landslide for Democrats and Carter pissed away a huge lead and barely squeaked by. If not for Ford's "There's No Soviet Domination of Eastern Europe" gaffe, Ford probably would've won that election and Democrats would've been wondering how they could've blown it so bad in '76 rather than celebrating how they "took back the south".

As an aside, while I certainly would've voted Dem in both '72 and '76 and as much as I love Jimmy Carter for being about 20 years ahead of his time on alternative energy, a Ford victory might've been better for America in the long run because we might've been spared Raygun.

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