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Iranina Hostage rescue~~what-if?

Senmut

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Okay, it is April 1980, and the attempt to rescue the American hostages held by Iran is in full swing. Now, instead of the history we know, the plan succeeds brilliantly. The hostages are snatched from under the Ayatollah's nose, and brought home. In this event, how goes the 1980 Presidential election, and subsequent U.S. history?
Anyone?
 

Marek_Gutkowski

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I doubt not rescuing the hostages had that big of an effect.
If it worked Carter would have a feather in his cap but other than that the man to put it simply, was nothing to write home about.

He was a so-so politician at best, the only reason why he won the presidency from Ford, is because no one voted for Ford(a tired joke I know).

Reagan would win, I think.

Either way, Reagan would win the presidency next time around. Walter Mondale had no chance of winning.
 

Rubick

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Much of what has been said about Ford is popular history.
 

<Reaper>666

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Okay, it is April 1980, and the attempt to rescue the American hostages held by Iran is in full swing. Now, instead of the history we know, the plan succeeds brilliantly. The hostages are snatched from under the Ayatollah's nose, and brought home. In this event, how goes the 1980 Presidential election, and subsequent U.S. history?
Anyone?
How?
 

Senmut

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Senmut

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For the sake of the scenario, it does go off. The whole point is, how might US political history have gone, in that event.
 
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