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« Reply #75 on: June 20, 2010, 03:35:11 pm »
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Hubert Humphrey, Scoop Jackson, Bobby and Teddy Kennedy, and Al Gore come to mind.

Plus John Warner, Alben Barkley, Henry Clay, and William Jennings Bryan.

HHH-Yes
Jackson-Yes
Bobby and Ted Kennedy-Not really
Gore-No
John Warner-Heck No
Barkley-Possibly
Clay-Possibly
Bryan-Only the 1908 version
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« Reply #76 on: June 21, 2010, 11:45:49 am »
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I like this thread.

Newt Gingrich - Intelligent, but not Presidential; too partisan
Alexander Hamilton - Yes
Henry Clay - Yes
John C. Calhoun - A charismatic man and a great politician, but a horrible person
John McCain - 2000 version only
Bob Dole - lolno

That was really unnecessary.



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« Reply #77 on: June 22, 2010, 12:27:06 pm »
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CURRENT RESULTS
Clay 11
Dewey 11
RFK 10
HHH 7
McCain, McCarthy, McGovern, Robert A. Taft, Jack Kemp 6
Gore, Dole, Paul, Hughes, Goldwater,Webster, 5
Rocky, Debs, Gary Hart, Pat Buchanan, W.J. Bryan, 4
Nader, Powell, A. Stevenson, Al Smith, George Romney, Tsongas, Howard Baker, Tilden, Tom Ridge, H.C. Lodge,  Edward M. Kennedy 3
I'm probably off a bit, but I'm pretty sure.
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« Reply #78 on: August 13, 2010, 04:48:05 am »
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Al Smith.
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« Reply #79 on: August 13, 2010, 04:48:47 am »
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I like this thread.

Newt Gingrich - Intelligent, but not Presidential; too partisan
Alexander Hamilton - Yes
Henry Clay - Yes
John C. Calhoun - A charismatic man and a great politician, but a horrible person
John McCain - 2000 version only
Bob Dole - lolno

That was really unnecessary.



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« Reply #80 on: August 14, 2010, 01:02:06 am »
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Dick Cheney
Henry Clay
Bob Dole
John McCain
William Henry Harrison (he spent his entire presidency slowly dying, so I don't count him)
Ron Paul
Mike Gravel
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« Reply #81 on: August 14, 2010, 02:27:57 pm »
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Clay takes the lead!
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« Reply #82 on: August 14, 2010, 07:31:24 pm »
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Myself, although I still have time to change that.
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« Reply #83 on: August 14, 2010, 08:17:14 pm »
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James Weaver, James Weaver, James Weaver, James Weaver.
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« Reply #84 on: August 31, 2010, 09:34:26 pm »
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I can't remember if I answered already or not. In case I haven't...

Hubert Humphrey, Henry Clay, Mo Udall, Paul Simon, Robert Kennedy and Adlai Stevenson were all missed oppertunities for this country.
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« Reply #85 on: September 11, 2010, 06:39:54 pm »
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bump.
Revised List:
Henry Clay, Robert Francis Kennedy, Mo Udall, Paul Simon, Fred Harris, Birch Bayh, Mario Cuomo, Al Gore, Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Ted Kennedy, Daniel Webster, Frank Church, Ed Muskie, Paul Wellstone, Walter Mondale, Robert M. La Follette, Sr.
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My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair.  So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.-Jack Layton 1950-2011
A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on-John F. Kennedy 1917-1963
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« Reply #86 on: October 13, 2010, 08:10:09 pm »
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Barry Goldwater, Henry M Jackson, George Romney, Robert Taft (too bad we had the Cold War and WWII, or he would have been great), Bob Dole, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Jerry Brown, John Connally (despite the fact that he moved us away from the Gold Standard), Al Smith, Robert F Kennedy. There are probably more.
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« Reply #87 on: April 24, 2011, 02:57:13 pm »
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Another vote for Debs. Also, Lafollette, Hughes, Clay, Wellstone, CE Hughes, and others which I am forgetting right now.
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« Reply #88 on: April 28, 2011, 04:21:44 pm »
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Wendell Willkie. He would have been an awesome president
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« Reply #89 on: April 28, 2011, 06:36:03 pm »
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Wendell Willkie. He would have been an awesome president

He was a Democrat that switched parties because of FDR's hostility to business. He and Landon couldn't really make distinguishable differences between themselves and the Democrats.
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« Reply #90 on: April 28, 2011, 08:34:59 pm »
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Tons of people
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« Reply #91 on: April 30, 2011, 10:07:03 pm »
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Benjamin Franklin.

Yes, he was ancient by the time the presidentcy was established, but he would have been good at it.
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« Reply #92 on: May 01, 2011, 07:44:30 pm »
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Every candidate who did not make it past the primaries or is named Ross Perot.
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« Reply #93 on: May 02, 2011, 12:59:51 pm »
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Henry Clay, William Jennings Bryan and Eugene Debs.
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« Reply #94 on: May 20, 2011, 12:21:16 pm »
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Edmund Muskie, Ted and Bobby Kennedy, Hubert Humphrey, Norman Thomas, Eugene Debs, Henry Clay, George Mitchell, Mark Hatfield, Hillary Clinton, Al Gore, John C. Fremont, James G. Blaine, Howard Dean, John Kerry and Mo Udall.
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« Reply #95 on: May 30, 2011, 05:12:38 pm »
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Colin Powell
Howard Baker
Nelson Rockefeller
RFK
John McCain v2000
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« Reply #96 on: May 30, 2011, 05:43:36 pm »
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Goldwater, Robert Taft, RFK, Elihu Root,                                   
Arthur Vandenberg, Pierre DuPont IV

Re: Ron Paul

Though I'm a supporter I will not add him to this list till he sheds this mortal coil and touches the face of God. 
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« Reply #97 on: May 30, 2011, 07:51:10 pm »
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Goldwater, Robert Taft, RFK, Elihu Root,                                   
Arthur Vandenberg, Pierre DuPont IV

Re: Ron Paul

Though I'm a supporter I will not add him to this list till he sheds this mortal coil and touches the face of God. 

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With the additions of Alton Parker and Charles E. Hughes.
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« Reply #98 on: June 01, 2011, 11:19:57 am »
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I'm including never-rans in my list as well as might-have-beens.

Republicans

Gerald Nye
Henry Cabot Lodge
Charles Wayland Brooks
Rufus C. Holman
William Borah
Robert Taft

Democrats

George McGovern
Eugene McCarthy
Guy M. Gillette
Burton Wheeler
Robert F. Kennedy
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« Reply #99 on: June 01, 2011, 02:21:23 pm »
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Democrats:

Edward M. Kennedy
Robert F. Kennedy
George McGovern
Eugene McCarthy
Wayne Morse

Republicans:

Robert M. La Follette Sr.
Mark Hatfield

Independents/Third Parties:

Eugene V. Debs
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