The Digital Journalist
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But what the world saw of President Ford and Governor Reagan just moments after their tense walk to the stage was quite a different vision. Lights! Camera! Action! The two political pros smiled and grinned as if they had been best buddies forever. Solidarity ... Ford went on to be narrowly defeated in the general election by Jimmy Carter, but four years later Reagan would avenge his loss to become the 40th president of the United States.