That's The Ticket:
A Parade of Presidential Elections
|Presidential candidate:||RONALD REAGAN, President|
|VP candidate:||GEORGE H. W. BUSH, Vice President|
|Popular votes:||54,455,075 (58.8%)|
|Presidential candidate:||Walter Mondale, former Vice President|
|VP candidate:||Geraldine Ferraro, New York Congresswoman|
|Popular votes:||37,577,185 (40.6%)|
- This election demonstrated Reagan's immense popularity during a time of economic recovery.
- Reagan's campaign emphasized optimism and national pride.
- Mondale criticized the federal budget deficit and the arms race. He attacked Reagan's cuts in social programs and characterized his administration as a "government of the rich."
- Mondale failed to articulate a vision.
- Ferraro was the first female to be nominated for national office by a major party.
- Ferraro's husband's finances and her stand on abortion brought controversy to the campaign.