Skip to comments.(vanity) Has a Republican president ever been upset?
Posted on 10/27/2020 11:54:06 AM PDT by JoanSmith
Has there been a case where a Republican was expected to win the presidency, and the nation was surprised/flabbergasted by the election of the Democrat candidate? I am hearing lots of liberals express genuine fear/anxiety about the upcoming election (in contrast to 2016 where they assumed victory). I see the liberal fear and anxiety as a good thing, as it indicates they know (whether consciously or unconsciously) they are greatly outnumbered.
Of course I plan to vote, on November 3rd, in person. Just wondering how the current 'feeling' in America relates to previous examples.
I can’t remember a single time the republican was expected to win, ever.
Truman beating Dewey.
Reagan 84 was a foregone conclusion.
Well, FWIW....I don’t think most of us were surprised that 41 lost. I think he and his people were. (In fact, I know that they were).
But let’s be honest: 41 didn’t have a chance against Clinton.
Only in manufactured recount victories weeks after election day.
68, 72, 84, 88 and 04 were all years the Republican candidate was expected to win.
Me neither - Republican presidential candidates are always behind in the polls - my entire life. I was only about 15 when Reagan won for the second time in a huge landslide, but it seems that for months during the summer he was behind in the polls to Mondale.
HW but he was one in name only.
Not after “Read my lips” and Ross Perot
Wasn’t that the story with Richard Nixon vs John Kennedy?
That is what I’ve always heard. Nixon and most others felt that he actually won, but Kennedy’s people spread the false rumor that their man had won. There was so much wild celebration of that lie, that Nixon decided it would ‘divide the country too much’ to formally contest this presumption.
I’m probably getting details wrong, but that was the basic outcome and for those Old World, gentlemanly reasons.
Reagan in '84. But I don't think anyone expected the beat down that Mondale/Ferraro took.
Perhaps Nixon in '72 as well.
Well that certainly surprised me.
your memory is correct.
84 was my first POTUS election...I was 21.
the entire summer of 84, in my native Michigan, the news cycles were full of how the Tigers were winning bigly, and the Gipper was losing bigly.
turns out, they were half right....... :)
“But lets be honest: 41 didnt have a chance against Clinton”
If memory serves Ross Perot had a lot to do with that victory as he split the vote.
W wa so pissed of he started a war cause Saddam wanted to kill his daddy
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