Race For the White House – Reagan vs Carter (2020)


This a Covid-19 2020 minireview!

“There was no better person on Television ever than Ronald Wilson Reagan.” James Baker

Number of Times Seen – 1 (12 Oct 2020)

Brief Synopsis – An in-depth look at the Presidential election between Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter in 1980.

My Take on it – As a fan of history and most specifically US History, I have always been fascinated by the Presidency.

When I came across this series by accident, I was quite interested in seeing what it was all about.

The fact that we are in an election year also piqued my interest in seeing what this series has to say about past Presidential elections and their effects on the way that these elections are run today.

Bottom Line – Fascinating look at the way that the election of 1980 unfolded where there were numerous challengers on both sides of the aisle despite having an incumbent President. The way that both of these candidates ending up prevailing in their party is quite interesting to watch. They are able to show us the way that elections were changing at the time and it is done in such an enjoyable way. I was 6 when this event happened, but it is also the very first election that I remember, so it was really interesting to now watch how this played out.  Truly amazing tow atch how an incumbent President can lose his footing during such a pivotal election. Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Reagan, then 69, was the oldest person to ever be elected to a first term until Donald Trump was elected president in 2016 at the age of 70. As of 2020 this is the last time an incumbent president was defeated by an older challenger. (From Wikipedia)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10)

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