Tag Archives: Ronald Reagan

The Phlip Side: Which landslide election will 2016 emulate?

Editor’s note: This week Sean Phillippi begins a weekly column for TFS with his latest thoughts and observations from around the political landscape.  By Sean Phillippi Anyone who says that they know what is going to happen with this November’s presidential election is either lying to you, lying to themselves, or they simply don’t know […]

Flashback Friday: The 1980 Election in Florida and Ronald Reagan’s ascent

In January we spoke to Robert Buccellato the author of the excellent new book new book Jimmy Carter in Plains: (Images of Modern America). Since that interview and due to the Presidential primaries I have been thinking often about the 1980 Election where  President Jimmy Carter was unseated by Ronald Reagan. Last month we discussed the Dixiecrat […]

Flashback Friday: Jimmy Carter vs Ronald Reagan in Florida

We’ve spent a lot of time on TFS through the years talking about the “Dixiecrat” vote in north Florida as well as the interior of the state. These voters overwhelmingly supported George Wallace in 1968, running as an Independent, stuck with Wallace in the 1972 Democratic Primary leading him to an overwhelming statewide victory and […]