What you should try to remember is 1980.
An incumbent Democrat with a failed economic policy was running for re-election.
He was opposed by a less well known Republican who used to be governor of a liberal state and was accused of "Voodo economics"
The Democrats tried to sell the lie that we needed more spending and more taxes, but the Republican stood by his beliefs.
He won and created the biggest peace time expansion of the economy in American history and Destroyed our mortal foe!
The Democrat went on to build houses for the poor.