Sunday, October 26, 2008

Comparing Reagan to Obama - Size of Lead

Reagan Wins Landslide Victory

This is a cool article in the following:
1. Reagans margin of victory was 9%. In American politics, 9% can be a landslide. Reagan did later beat Mondale by 18%. (see chart below) . Nixon won by 24% and LBJ by 23%
2. Carter got class. Carter is a great man even if he didn't understand economics. We have learned a lot in the last 28 years.

What have we learned: Class politics is bad economics. High wages helps demand. Support for business and corporate welfare creates jobs.
Update: Recent margins of victory:

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