Today's cartoon is from November 1980, thirty years old this month! The cartoon was about the November 1980 election in which Republican Ronald Reagan defeated Jimmy Carter, the Democrat. Reagan took office in January 1981. He was re-elected in 1984, and served until January 1989, when George Herbert Walker Bush was sworn in. Three years earlier, in the Israeli elections of May 1977, for the first time in Israel's history, a right wing government had been elected, and Menachem Begin had become our Prime Minister.