You don’t just hand your script to a professional actor and get away with it.
5 Insane Strategies That Won Elections (and Changed History)

#5. Ronald Reagan Steals Debate Notes from Jimmy Carter
[Carter] had his people painstakingly create a book of briefing papers that included his entire debate strategy, complete with zingers he was to memorize. However, in the days before the debate, team Carter found that a copy of the papers was missing. This was bad. The beating that Reagan gave Carter in the actual debate was even worse. The Republican methodically decimated Carter on all fronts, leaving him and his campaign little more than a greasy puddle on the studio floor. It was almost as if (foreshadowing!) Reagan knew exactly what Carter was going to say, word for word. Which, of course, was the case.

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You don’t just hand your script to a professional actor and get away with it.

5 Insane Strategies That Won Elections (and Changed History)

#5. Ronald Reagan Steals Debate Notes from Jimmy Carter

[Carter] had his people painstakingly create a book of briefing papers that included his entire debate strategy, complete with zingers he was to memorize. However, in the days before the debate, team Carter found that a copy of the papers was missing. This was bad. The beating that Reagan gave Carter in the actual debate was even worse. The Republican methodically decimated Carter on all fronts, leaving him and his campaign little more than a greasy puddle on the studio floor. It was almost as if (foreshadowing!) Reagan knew exactly what Carter was going to say, word for word. Which, of course, was the case.

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