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Friday, August 15, 2014

CBS News: Video: Election Night Coverage 1980: President Jimmy Carter's Concession Speech


This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger

President Jimmy Carter stepping up to the plate and taking his loss to Ronald Reagan like a man. Definitely one of the earliest concession speeches at least at the presidential level. The sun might of still been out on the West Coast when President Carter gave his speech. I say that half-jokingly, but President Carter was told by his campaign leadership team over the previous weekend before the election when they got their last polling information that they were going to lose. So there was no real surprise here.