Carter/Reagan

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    Why do you think Reagan won?

    I don't really want to hear the partisan answers. I need some ideas for a paper, I have no idea what way I want to go. We read a book that was about a character trying to figure out who he was going to vote for. He discusses the election quite a bit, and thinks about who he might for, often.
     
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    That's impossible to be non-partisan. The two were as polar opposite politically as it gets.
     
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    He was a charismatic.
     
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    If you simply say he was charismatic, you cheapen the broad differences in their ideology. As if Reagan were no different from Carter, but he had a nice voice and more sincere looking smile.
     
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    It would be like saying Carter was just like Nixon, but without a burglary coverup run from the White House.

    None of Carter's water carriers would sit still for that.
     
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    You can be partisan. I just want to hear Carter was destroying the country, or whatever.
    I guess I am asking, what events, and what Reagan did to win. For instance, there is a part in the book where Carter decides to go home, and not campaign in a certain area.
     
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    the Iranian hostage crisis, inflation, high unemployment,
     
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    Carter's message was, "This is your new reality, America. Put on sweater and turn your thermostat down."

    Americans rejected that then as they do now.
     
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    That actually helps!
     
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    So americans have learned nothing and are still not ready to sacrifice for their country?
     
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