Thursday, February 12, 2009

A Bit O' History--The Misery Index

"During the Presidential campaign of 1976, Democratic candidate Jimmy Carter made frequent references to the Misery Index, which by the summer of 1976 was at 13.57%. Carter stated that no man responsible for giving a country a misery index that high had a right to even ask to be President. Carter won the 1976 election. However, by 1980, when President Carter was running for re-election against Ronald Reagan, the Misery Index had reached an all-time high of 21.98%. Carter lost the election to Reagan."

1 comment:

Mike aka Proof said...

Jimmy Carter knows there's a God, because as of this year, he is clearly not the worst President the Republic has ever known!