Mr. Reagan himself in his writings never referred to 1968 and in an interview with famed columnist Bob Novak after his win in 1980, Mr. Novak said to the Gipper, "Well, the third time's the charm."
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At 76, Mr. Novak has taken some time to think about his life, a life he says he is "lucky" to still be living and put down on paper in his new book, "The Prince of Darkness: 50 Years Reporting in Washington."
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