Defining moments

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    Anyone remember Ford saying that there is no Soviet dominance of Eastern Europe?

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    I really doubt that, because he didn't say anything you say he said. You're hearing voices again!
     
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    taken out of context......

    besides - he was mostly correct - the Berlin Wall fell 13 years later.......................
     
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    Obama's dug himself a nice hole.
     
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    Ford didn't say that?

    During a 1976 presidential debate against a then-obscure Georgia Governor named Jimmy Carter, Ford famously uttered: "There is no Soviet domination of Eastern Europe." The moderator, Max Frankel of the New York Times, responded incredulously, "I'm sorry, what? ... did I understand you to say, sir, that the Russians are not using Eastern Europe as their own sphere of influence in occupying most of the countries there and making sure with their troops that it's a communist zone?" But Ford refused to back down from his original statement, insisting that Poland, Romania and Yugoslavia are free from Soviet interference. The answer haunted him for the remainder of the campaign and arguably cost him the elction. Somewhat ironically, Ford was the first candidate to agree to a televised debate since Richard Nixon's disastrous appearance opposite John F. Kennedy in 1960.

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    It was not taken out of context, and he was not correct.
     
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    LOL!!! Is this pick and choose day? Wrong HE, dave. Your usual mind reading skills are failing you. Did you really think we were getting into a discussion of the '76 election? This isn't the flipping History forum. :lmao:
     
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    Yes, it was, he was, and it did.

    He still said it though.
     
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    The 1976 election falls under politics.
     
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    The Soviet Empire started to crumble the day Reagan took office.

    Started with the Soldarity Movement in Poland.
     

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