October Surprise: The Election Story of the Decade

by Gary Sick New York Times SUSPICIONS about a deal between the Reagan campaign and Iran over the hostages have circulated since the day of President Reagan's inaugural, when Iran agreed to release the 52 American hostages exactly five minutes after Mr. Reagan took the oath of office. Later, as it became known that arms … Continue reading October Surprise: The Election Story of the Decade

October Surprise – George HW Bush Denied Everything

The Election Story of the Decade The October Surprise refers to a plot to influence the outcome of the 1980 United States presidential election, contested between incumbent president Jimmy Carter (D–GA) and his opponent, former California governor Ronald Reagan (R–CA). One of the leading national issues during that year was the release of 52 Americans being … Continue reading October Surprise – George HW Bush Denied Everything

Jimmy Carter lives Modestly in His Georgia Hometown

immy Carter finishes his Saturday night dinner, salmon and broccoli casserole on a paper plate, flashes his famous toothy grin and calls playfully to his wife of 72 years, Rosalynn: “C’mon, kid.” She laughs and takes his hand, and they walk carefully through a neighbor’s kitchen filled with 1976 campaign buttons, photos of world leaders … Continue reading Jimmy Carter lives Modestly in His Georgia Hometown