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Will Tuesday’s election see another ‘great awakening?’


Election thoughts:

• Tuesday’s presidential election sure feels similar to another one back in 1980.

That election featured a weakened Democrat incumbent Jimmy Carter being contested by an aggressive Republican Ronald Reagan. And yes, turmoil in the Mideast was rampant and the economy at home was flat.

Polls had the candidates close on election eve with Reagan slightly ahead. It ended up a near-landslide for Reagan.

Self-described casino odds maker Wayne Root recently recalled that earlier election when he predicted a similar result for 2012.

“On election day Romney will win by a land...

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