1984: Walter Mondale vs Howard Baker
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JabeShepherd
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« on: February 11, 2024, 10:53:43 PM »

For this scenario, Jimmy Carter wins in 1980 Reagan and Bush are discredited. Carter's VP, Mondale wins the Democratic nomination, while Howard Baker is the GOP nominee.

Who wins?
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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2024, 09:50:27 AM »

Hard to see the presidency not flipping after 8 years. Mandale also wasn't an exciting candidate and a pivot back to the center would help the GOP then. Baker picks a conservative VP for ticket balance.



✓ Senator Howard Baker (R-TN)/Representative Jack Kemp (R-NY): 342 EVs.; 51.4%
Vice President Walter Mondale (D-MN)/Representative Geraldine Ferraro (D-NY): 196 EVs.; 45.8%
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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2024, 12:38:19 PM »

I too think Baker would win. Carter would be the one presiding over the double dip recession of '81-'82 and would likely lose at least one chamber of Congress in 1982 as a result, and I doubt he'd be able to capitalize on the post 82 recovery to the extent that Reagan did. Baker would ride an economic boom to re election in 1988, only for a Democrat to beat Kemp in 1992.
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2024, 06:06:35 AM »



The country was (A) more conservative in 1984, (B) more open to a moderate Republican in 1984 and (C) never fond of Walter Mondale, who was a terrible campaigner, period.
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