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« on: February 02, 2010, 07:58:22 am »
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Who were the best presidents that never were? I'd say Robert La Follette, Robert F. Kennnedy, Edward M. Kennedy, Hubert H. Humphrey, Henry Clay, Paul Wellstone, Mario Cuomo, Al Gore, Eugene V. Debs, and Mo Udall. There's more, but that's all I'll say.
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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2010, 11:47:39 am »
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John Mccain, and Jerry Brown come to my mind.
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2010, 05:42:36 pm »
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Paul Wellstone*, Paul Tsongas, Eugene McCarthy, Hubert H. Humphrey, Ed Muskie, Mark Hatfield*, Frank Church, Jacob Javits* and yes...forgive me...John Kerry.

I'm on the fence about what sort of President Bill Bradley would have made. 





(*non-candidates who generated some buzz, but never ran.)
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2010, 06:00:48 pm »
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Samuel Tilden, Charles Evans Hughes, Hubert Humphrey, Hugh Carey, and Nelson Rockefeller all come to mind. I think that Gore would have made an OK President, but not a great President.
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2010, 06:29:13 pm »
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Hubert Humphrey, Scoop Jackson, Bobby and Teddy Kennedy, and Al Gore come to mind.
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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2010, 08:24:22 pm »
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I'll just go with some older candidates.

John C. Fremont(over Buchanan), Henry Clay, William H. Harrison(He did win the election, but...), and Winfield Scott.
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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2010, 08:26:31 pm »
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Alton Parker, John Palmer, Alfred E. Smith, Robert A. Taft, Eugene J. McCarthy, R. Sargent Shriver, George S. McGovern, Patrick J. Buchanan, Ronald E. Paul
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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2010, 08:34:04 pm »
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Patrick J. Buchanan

yes your not a racist Roll Eyes
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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2010, 08:34:45 pm »
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yes your not a racist Roll Eyes

Yes, I know I'm not a racist. Don't mess up hawkeye's thread now.
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« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2010, 08:38:04 pm »
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Patrick J. Buchanan

yes your not a racist Roll Eyes

Yes, I know I'm not a racist. Don't mess up hawkeye's thread now.

uh huh  http://www.realchange.org/buchanan.htm
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« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2010, 09:47:59 pm »
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Henry Clay and RFK are the first that come to mind.
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« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2010, 10:58:59 pm »
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Robert taft, Bobby Kennedy, Henry Clay, Ross Perot, and Ron Paul.
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« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2010, 11:10:48 pm »
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I started a Clay trend. Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2010, 11:53:38 pm »
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Eugene Debs
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« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2010, 06:35:18 am »
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Ron Paul
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« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2010, 12:00:25 pm »
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Jack Kemp, Tom Ridge, RFK, Buchanan, Cheney
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And let's be honest, Obama could take a selfie of his junk in the bathroom mirror with his BlackBerry, have it transferred to canvas and you'd have people saying it ought to be hung in the National Gallery.

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« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2010, 01:54:10 pm »
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Robert Taft
Charles Hughes
Thomas Dewey
Henry Clay
Nelson Rockefeller
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« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2010, 02:13:10 pm »
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Stuart Symington

Thomas Dewey

Daniel Webster

Samuel J. Tilden

Richard B. Cheney

Jack Kemp

Tom Ridge

Winfield Scott

Winfield Scott Hancock


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« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2010, 06:20:19 pm »
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Richard B. Cheney
Jack Kemp
Tom Ridge

No. Just no.
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« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2010, 06:42:26 pm »
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Theodore Roosevelt (1912)
Charles Evans Hughes (1916)
Wendell Willkie (1940)
Richard Nixon (1960)
Gary Hart (1988)
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« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2010, 07:08:30 pm »
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Richard B. Cheney
Jack Kemp
Tom Ridge

No. Just no.

Cheney on domestic policy would have been refreshing.  Kemp was phenomenal.  Ridge was a great governor, much better than Fast Eddie.
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The trouble is, in a democracy the whores are us." - P. J. O'Rourke

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« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2010, 07:48:26 pm »
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Richard B. Cheney
Jack Kemp
Tom Ridge

No. Just no.

Cheney on domestic policy would have been refreshing.  Kemp was phenomenal.  Ridge was a great governor, much better than Fast Eddie.

They were all in favor of the rich at the expense of screwing ordinary Americans. BTW, you never finished responding to my Unusual Deaths thread.
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« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2010, 07:49:28 pm »
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Bob Taft
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« Reply #23 on: February 03, 2010, 07:50:13 pm »
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Richard B. Cheney
Jack Kemp
Tom Ridge

No. Just no.

Cheney on domestic policy would have been refreshing.  Kemp was phenomenal.  Ridge was a great governor, much better than Fast Eddie.

They were all in favor of the rich at the expense of screwing ordinary Americans. BTW, you never finished responding to my Unusual Deaths thread.

Ever get tired of serving the same useless, false talking points?
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« Reply #24 on: February 03, 2010, 08:22:44 pm »
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Forgot one.

John Hancock- Was one of the candidates to command the Army during the Revolution and in victory would have likely gained the same fame as Washington did and would have been elected as the first President of the United States.
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