That's The Ticket:
A Parade of Presidential Elections
|Presidential candidate:||RONALD REAGAN, former California Governor|
|VP candidate:||GEORGE H.W. BUSH, former CIA Director|
|Popular votes:||43,904,153 (50.7%)|
|Presidential candidate:||Jimmy Carter, President|
|VP candidate:||Walter Mondale, Vice President|
|Popular votes:||35,483,883 (41.0%)|
- This election reflected a "crisis in confidence" brought about by inflation, unemployment, an energy crisis, and an eroding national image overseas.
- Reagan attacked Carter's leadership as the Iran hostage crisis dragged on.
- Carter warned that a nuclear arms race and national polarization would result from a Reagan presidency.
- Reagan asked voters if they were better off than they were four years earlier. The answer for many was "no."