Tonight is going to be special.
But not because of the election. It will be special because I’ll be playing my final softball games of the year.
That being said, I can’t help but think back in time to an election night that was very special.
I’ve already expressed my view that Ronald Reagan was the greatest President of the past 100 years. Indeed, his only competition is from Calvin Coolidge.
I was fortunate to be politically active at the time, having started a Students for Reagan group at the University of Georgia (where we beat native-son Jimmy Carter by a 2-1 margin in the campus mock election).
At the risk of being self-indulgent, let’s re-live the happy memory of what happened 32 years ago. Just imagine how these NBC News journalists must have hated making this announcement.
Let’s also enjoy this moment from CBS News. Gee, don’t Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather look happy?
What a great night that was, followed by these great words just a couple of months later.