ronald reagan has a bout of ill health during the 1980 primaries, causing him to withdraw from the race. the illinois moderate, john anderson, wins the gop nomination.
meanwhile, beseiged by one problem after another, jimmy carter pulls an lbj and steps aside. walter mondale becomes the democratic nominee.
round about june, reagan emerges, completely recovered from his illness. feeling that this will be his last opportunity to run for the presidency combined with the fact that he doesnt like the moderation of anderson, reagan opts for a third party challenge.
who wins this matchup?
mondale/glenn (red) vs. anderson/bush(blue) vs. reagan/laxalt(gray)