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There is no denying -- Mitt Romney's recent -- here is today's Rasmussen poll it has Mitt Romney with a three point lead over President Obama.
A month ago those numbers were reversed it was Obama fifty Romney 47 complete reversal.
All of this date in 1980 a Gallup poll -- president Jimmy Condo with -- three point -- Joining us now is Mike Reagan -- -- dot com.
So October -- 26.
The Gallup poll.
-- then president -- with a thirty point lead over your -- and that was.
Just the -- have two weeks before the election unless -- but your dad revolts it.
How did -- do that.
I -- we worked our tails off Stewart I was in Pennsylvania that day -- You know that -- 66 airplane -- in nineteen -- myself along my filter.
And I think what you saw was that it back in -- -- indicated start to break to Ronald Reagan what you're talking about it earlier image like ability.
That played a huge part.
In the campaign of 1980 towards the end and when people broke they broke.
For Ronald Reagan they liked what they saw they like the -- wasn't the war -- That the Carter administration and Democrats had had put out there for the public and in fact safe.
And they felt comfortable that point -- for Ronald Reagan you know avatar -- last few days ago appears to have what do you think Romney's ahead I think I just hoping hasn't peaked too soon.
-- I know we -- in those final weekend.
Okay hold -- You you think that would be yeah dad and his campaign thirty years ago.
UP lowly paid this kind of a -- put -- -- for Afghanistan but.
I'm surprised that you say that -- I thought he was gaining momentum -- -- that is gaining momentum and momentum all the way through to Election Day and then he he -- on Election Day he won by ten points.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- but again yes we were gave it.
But you know you start closing time doubt.
And -- -- you got to that they re election coming up you know the first week of November.
And and you're looking at this and yes he was -- but he didn't really peak until the very end and that's really when you want a peak.
In this election so when people break.
They break towards you and this election that we're -- that is so very much like what went on in 1980 to Middle East problem.
A rare with the problem in 1980 it is the problem today along with what we're hearing out of Libya but of course and now you have met Robbie.
Who all of a sudden people are starting to shape you know legal likable guy he really looks good he stay in the right things and the image of the president the condescending.
-- -- -- that debate the other night is now Barry undergone great Britain and I think -- Lots of parallels those the Middle East then and now there's the economy.
Then and now there's an incumbent Democrat then and now but I think it just -- -- -- -- on.
What is perhaps the most important -- in my opinion.
And that's the debate.
The debate in Denver that first debate about was a watershed just like it was be a dad when he came out -- all you better off comment.
-- actually -- the debate back everything in 1980 because it showed Ronald Reagan hasn't likable.
Where Mitt Romney became likable in the first debate he -- and the president I think my decadent Jimmy Carter.
-- it was that hold the we average they were able to control the image instead of allowing the media and mainstream media and the Democrats controlled the image they want you to see.
I'll the other candidate and that's when Ronald Reagan started break -- -- were met -- broke out.
Now you've not always being gung ho for Mitt Romney -- -- that that he wasn't you'll candidate of choice of going through the primaries -- -- All you behind him now.
And did you think that he has the qualities that would make him another Ronald -- some people are saying that would you say that of Mitt Romney.
-- I think Mitt Romney needs to have the qualities to make him a great president I think we make a huge mistake by looking for Ronald Reagan.
I think we devalue that person I think Mitt Romney wins he win because he's done in on this alone I think.
What what happens that I I talked -- -- accomplish it please let's not walk past the next great leader of our movement.
By looking for Ronald -- we we're looking for Abraham Lincoln when you voted for my father let's not look for Ronald Reagan.
And let's be glad we -- while -- Reagan in our lifetimes let's learn from Ronald Reagan but let's not look for the next Ronald Reagan.
I got one last one got ten seconds for it does.
President Obama win California by ten points all fifteen points.
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See you see on the -- If you're a good man -- -- and we have always appreciate -- being with -- -- -- thanks very much the.
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