Cleveland, Ohio Informal Exchange With Reporters Following the 1980 Presidential Campaign Debate.
Q. How do you think it went?
THE PRESIDENT. Very good. I thought the issues were discussed very thoroughly. I thought it was an excellent debate, and it drew the sharpest possible differences accurately between the basic commitments of Governor Reagan and myself. So, I thought the debate served a very useful purpose.
Q. Did you get in all of the points that you wanted to make?
THE PRESIDENT. Well, not all of them. I had a few more points I could have made, but we only had about 45 minutes for each one of us to talk. And within that time frame, I think I did pretty well in getting our points across.
Q. Are you prepared to claim victory? Did you win it?
Note: The exchange began at 11:09 p.m. in the Cleveland Convention Center Music Hall.
Jimmy Carter, Cleveland, Ohio Informal Exchange With Reporters Following the 1980 Presidential Campaign Debate. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/251731