Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Rush Limbaugh Predicts Romney Landslide

Rush Limbaugh today compared election 2012 with the 1980 contest between incumbent Democratic President Jimmy Carter and Republican Ronald ReaganAlsoJohn B. Anderson, who ran as an independent. Reagan, aided by the Iran hostage crisis and a worsening economy at home, won the election in a landslide, receiving the highest number of electoral votes ever won by a non incumbent presidential candidate, and became the 40th President of the United States with electoral votes 489 to 6. Limbaugh pointed out in his radio show today that Carter was ahead in the polls in June of that election summer by 7% and kept a lead in the polls all the way to the election

Jimmy Carter was blamed for the Iran hostage crisis, in which the followers of the Ayatollah Khomeni burned American flags and chanted anti-American slogans, parading the captured American hostages in public, and burning effigies of Carter. Carter's critics saw him as an inept leader who had failed to solve the worsening economic problems at home. His supporters defended the president as a decent, well-intentioned man being unfairly attacked for problems that had been building for years.

Limbaugh also pointed out the similarities of that election as to the high unemployment rate and inflation that kept many american middle-class from being able to purchase homes. Limbaugh also speculated that the polls then were wrong and we will see a repeat as he does not believe that today's polls are any different because for some reason what happens in the polling booth will not reflect the conclusion pollsters tout.

Carter's presidency was in shambles so much that Sen.Ted Kennedy and former California Governor Jerry Brown Brown ran against him in the primaries reportedly because the Democrats knew Carter was in trouble.

In his acceptance speech, Carter warned that Reagan's conservatism posed a threat to world peace and progressive social welfare programs from the New Deal to the Great Society. 

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