Flashback to March 1980: Reagan faces probable defeat, trails Carter by 15 points

Flashback to March 1980: Reagan faces probable defeat, trails Carter by 15 points

Republican elites are very concerned this year that Donald Trump cannot beat Hillary Clinton or Socialist Bernie Sanders in a general election.

You hear the establishment types talk about it nearly every day on the FOX News Channel.

For his part, Donald Trump says he has not “even started” on Hillary Clinton.

The elites also worried about Ronald Reagan’s chances back in March 1980.
The CSMonitor reported, via Free Republic:

The nation’s Republicans are working against the clock to answer two key questions: Can conservative Ronald Reagan possibly attract enough independent and Democratic votes to win in November?

An if he is likely to lose, has former President Gerald Ford time enough to challenge him for the GOP nomination?

The consensus among political experts is that time has probably already run out for Gerald Ford, though he still appears the stronger choice to beat Jimmy Carter in November.

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