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BuelahWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:43 PM
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If Ford had been elected to a second term
would we have been spared the Reagan, Bush I & II debacles? Would people have been so pissed at Ford they'd have elected a Democrat in '80?
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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:43 PM
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1. It would have been a first term, but
no, probably not.
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BuelahWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:58 PM
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3. Yeah, I just thought of that
Doh! x(
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:53 PM
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2. Did you see Andrea Mitchell's piece on the NBC news
about Ford's opinions re Reagan and Bush I? There was definitely no love lost there. It seems that Ford was quite disturbed by the hard right turn that his party made since he left office. History might have taken a different course if he had won in 1976.
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BuelahWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 12:00 AM
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4. Was it the same piece that was on MSNBC's site?
Someone put a link to a story there, and it had a recording of Ford lamenting the conservative takeover of the Republican party.
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 12:45 AM
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5. It might have been...
Was it talking about how Reagan dissed him by not campaigning for him in 1976 and how the senior Bushes are hypocrites for disavowing their pro-choice beliefs?
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BuelahWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 01:59 AM
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6. Yeah he said if Reagan would have campaigned for him
in Ohio and different places in the South he could have won.
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