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« on: September 12, 2017, 07:59:41 pm »
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It makes no sense.
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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 09:23:23 pm »
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It makes no sense.
Carter was a godawful campaigner.
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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2017, 09:40:25 pm »
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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2017, 09:59:26 pm »
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Reagan's supporters got behind Ford
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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2017, 11:16:53 pm »
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They were tied back in March and after March his support started falling but started recovering after July then by September and it was a dead heat race so those who intended to vote for Ford who abandoned him probably because as mentioned the GOP primary was bitterly contested started coming home. Also consider that inflation was halved from 12% in Early 1975 to 6% on election day which other than the Nixon pardon was one of the biggest issues so carter couldnt campaign on it.

Plus Ford ran a campaign with lots of attacks on Carter on him being inexperienced for the Presidency which were effective in narrowing his lead back to nothing. And while Carter didnt respond to the with the same intensity of attacks that Ford was putting against him and instead ran a campaign on fixing Washington, his folksy character, etc.
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