There you go again

President Jimmy Carter (left) and former Governor Ronald Reagan (right) at the presidential debate, October 28, 1980

"There you go again" was a phrase spoken during the 1980 United States presidential election debate.[1] It was said by Republican presidential candidate Governor Ronald Reagan[2] to his Democratic opponent, then-current President Jimmy Carter. Reagan would use the line in a few debates over the years, always in a way intended to disarm his opponent.[2]


  1. "There You Go Again". The Washington Post. 2008-01-24. Retrieved 2008-11-05.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Raasch, Chuck (2004-06-05). "Former President Ronald Reagan dies at 93". USA Today. Retrieved 2008-11-05.