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  •  Why History Matters (2+ / 0-)
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    Spiderboy12, La Gitane
    Ronald Reagan didn't surpass 51% twice. (18+ / 0-)

    He did so only once, in 1984.
    In 1980, he got 50.75% of the popular vote. Almost 10% higher than Jimmy Carter (who got 41.01%), but still not quite 51%.

    If Obama does manage to pass 51% twice, he'll only be the sixth US president to do so since 1824, and third Democrat. The other five are Andrew Jackson, US Grant, William McKinley, Franklin Roosevelt, and Dwight Eisenhower.

    yksitoista ulotteinen presidentin shakki. / tappaa kaikki natsit "Nous sommes un groupuscule" (-9.50; -7.03) 政治委员, 政委‽ Warning - some snark above ‽

    by annieli on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 02:23:37 PM PST

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