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26  General Discussion / Alternative History / Re: The Watergate break-in is never uncovered? on: May 15, 2015, 07:50:24 pm
Even if Watergate is never uncovered, Nixon is still Nixon, with all his suspicions and insecurities.

Some other details dug up by the press or Democrats may still have tripped Nixon up, or he himself or someone in the Nixon high command may have tripped him up.

Without the White House tapes being uncovered, Nixon may well have survived in office until the end of his second term in 1977, however, the White House would still be operating under the same atmosphere of mistrust that prevailed throughout his Presidency.

Following his Presidency, without Watergate yet uncovered, I believe it most certainly would have come out post Presidency.

 
27  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: DKrol: Running for Senate! on: May 15, 2015, 07:19:25 pm
Endorsed by former Northeast Governor Winfield.
28  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Hillary backs Tubman on $20 on: May 15, 2015, 07:10:09 pm
I personally have no objection, however, this is nothing short of shameless grandstanding on the part of Clinton.
29  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Past Election What-ifs (US) / Re: 2000 Without Nader? on: May 13, 2015, 09:41:49 pm
Gore was a terrible candidate.

If he would have won his home state of Tennessee he would not have had to worry about Florida.

30  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / If Sanders proves to be an extremely strong candidate.......... on: May 13, 2015, 08:53:17 pm
..........and falls just short of defeating Hillary for the Presidential nomination, and his supporters demand he be on the ticket as Vice President, and he wants the Vice Presidential nomination, would Hillary be forced to give it to him?

Your views please.   
31  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: ken hechler for vp? on: May 13, 2015, 07:21:10 pm
Hechler was actually born in New York and was the most liberal Congressman WV ever had.

Perfect.  This man is made to order for this ticket.

Hillary needs a liberal Democrat to balance her centrist candidacy, and a VP from the upper south is absolutely ideal.

Clinton/Hechler 2016 
32  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: ken hechler for vp? on: May 13, 2015, 05:01:06 pm
But Hechler would be a real novelty.

He would be one of the few candidates available who is actually older than Hillary.
33  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: ken hechler for vp? on: May 13, 2015, 04:47:06 pm
Of course. 

A 101 year old Truman era politico is just who Hillary needs to make a breakthrough in  Appalachia.

Go for it I say.
34  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Hillary to Hire More Damage Control Experts on: May 13, 2015, 03:19:29 pm
35  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Could Hillalry pick a Republican for VP? on: May 13, 2015, 03:08:56 pm
In 1864 Lincoln, a Republican, picked Andrew Johnson, a War Democrat, and ran as  the Union Party candidates.

I realize there is no civil war going on, but, as a show of national unity, could Hillary pick a Republican for Vice President?

If so, who?
36  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Scott Walker proves the value of a college education on: May 13, 2015, 01:59:45 pm
I agree nobody will really care about this.

I would say that a very small percentage of Americans would know when the first settlers arrived at Jamestown, and one would have to be a real history nerd to really know the answer, not that there is anything wrong with history nerds you understand.

In the broader matter of a college education, however, I still contend that a post secondary education is a valuable asset, and that that is the least we should expect in the 21st century of those who would propose to lead us.

I would say as well that there are very few university graduates who would as well know the answer to that matter.  
37  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Which presidential candidate of the opposition party would you make president? on: May 13, 2015, 01:46:55 pm
The election of Humphrey would have avoided the entire Watergate scandal, so he would have been a good pick in 1968 and 1972.
38  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: former nh gov. john lynch for veep on: May 12, 2015, 03:52:38 pm
Good choice actually.

Very impressive academic credentials combined with solid political experience and successful private sector leadership.

The fact he is from the northeast, however, does not really help.

I suspect Hillary will want someone from the Midwest or upper south.
39  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Will Chris Christie end up in Jail before the new President gets inaugerated? on: May 12, 2015, 03:37:42 pm
No, but any Presidential ambitions he may still harbor can be dismissed forthwith.
40  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Chicago businessman Willie Wilson (D) launches exploratory committee for president on: May 12, 2015, 01:19:46 pm
I hate these people like Wilson and Trump that think that having money means that you have a right to political office.

Although there is something to be said about someone who overcomes personal and or economic circumstances and makes a success of his life, be it financially, academically, or whatever.

This does show he has ambition, ability, and a desire to succeed.
41  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: could sarah palin be a serious challenger for the gop nomination... on: May 12, 2015, 10:48:07 am
NO!

To expand on this, I believe if Palin ever jumped into another election as a candidate, there would be no end from the press and from her opponents campaign with a constant stream of all the stupid things Palin has said ever since she entered public life.

Any political comeback she attempted I believe would be doomed from the start.
42  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: gov. peter shumlin for veep? on: May 12, 2015, 10:33:13 am
A decent enough Governor, however, I doubt very much that Hillary does what Bill did and picks a running mate from the neighboring state.

Shumlin does not have the gravitas at this point in time, at least, to be considered as a credible VP pick.

He really would bring nothing to the ticket that many much more credible candidates wouldn't bring.

So overall, not a great pick.
43  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: If the Republicans win in 2016... on: May 12, 2015, 10:13:53 am
Well, when one is treated in a derogatory manner, one tends to defend ones self, now doesn't one. 
44  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: If the Republicans win in 2016... on: May 11, 2015, 10:52:32 pm
So a Democrat openly admits that a Republican could defeat Clinton in 2016.
It's a hypothetical doofus...

Reported for personal insult.  You should know better.
Uh, I reported you to the White Anglo Saxon God.


That's Hillary, according to the plethora of her worshipers around here.
45  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: If the Republicans win in 2016... on: May 11, 2015, 08:57:06 pm
So a Democrat openly admits that a Republican could defeat Clinton in 2016.
It's a hypothetical doofus...

Reported for personal insult.  You should know better.
46  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of Fmr. President/Southern Rep Duke (On my retirement) on: May 11, 2015, 08:34:49 pm
I will miss you, my old friend.

All the best.

I can completely empathize with you.

47  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: If the Republicans win in 2016... on: May 11, 2015, 08:17:13 pm
So a Democrat openly admits that a Republican could defeat Clinton in 2016.
48  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: What are the upsides/downsides to a Clinton/Cheney ticket? on: May 11, 2015, 07:54:20 pm
Obviously, there are no downsides to a Clinton0/Cheney ticket, the one exception being if they went hunting together.

However, a Cheney/Clinton ticket would be even better.
49  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Could Hillary pick Gavin Newsom as her running mate? on: May 11, 2015, 05:22:48 pm
No.  Terrible choice.

The Dems have the vast majority of gay marriage supporters wrapped up so they do not need Newsom and his record as one of the early supporters of gay marriage.

Hardly has the resume of a Vice President in the 21st century.

Maybe give him two terms as Governor of California, if he wins the Governorship, see how he does, if successful, he may be high on someone's list for Vice President.
50  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Hillary Wont Disclose Who Is Funding Campaign on: May 10, 2015, 10:29:29 pm
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