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« on: November 25, 2015, 04:12:13 pm »

This game starts in 1960 and ends in 2020. Which failed Primary candidates would you make president, had they won their

primaries? This also works with viable candidates who were spoken of as potential candidates. Also choose your party,

and an opposite party, my opinion as follows will serve as an example.

1960: Richard Nixon, John F. Kennedy
1964: Barry Goldwater, George Wallace
1968: Richard Nixon, Robert Kennedy
1972: Richard Nixon, George McGovern
1976: Gerald Ford, Jerry Brown
1980: Gerald Ford, Ted Kennedy
1984: Ronald Reagan, George McGovern
1988: George H. W. Bush, Al Gore
1992: George H. W. Bush, Al Gore
1996: Pat Buchanan, Bill Clinton
2000: George W. Bush, Al Gore
2004: George W. Bush, Dennis Kucinich
2008: Ron Paul, Dennis Kucinich
2012: Ron Paul, Bernie Sanders
2016: Rand Paul, Joe Manchin
2020: Rand Paul, Joe Manchin

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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2015, 04:35:05 pm »

Alright, Republican Party:

1960: Richard Nixon
1964: Barry Goldwater
1968: Ronald Reagan
1972: John Ashbrook
1976: Ronald Reagan
1980: Ronald Reagan
1984: Ronald Reagan
1988: George H.W. Bush (or Jack Kemp if he counts)
1992: George H.W. Bush
1996: Bob Dole
2000: John McCain
2004: George W. Bush
2008: Mitt Romney
2012: Mitt Romney

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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2015, 05:37:37 pm »

1960: Hubert Humphrey (D) and Richard Nixon (R)
1964: Lyndon Johnson (D) and Margaret Chase Smith (R)
1968: Hubert Humphrey (D) and George Romney (R)
1972: George McGovern or Hubert Humphrey (D) and Pete McCloskey (R)
1976: Jerry Brown or Frank Church (D) and Gerald Ford (R)
1980: Jimmy Carter (D) and Larry Pressler (R)
1984: Gary Hart (D) and NotReagan (R)
1988: Joe Biden (if Plagiarism scandal subsides), Al Gore (D) and Pierre DuPont (R)
1992: Jerry Brown or Bill Clinton (D) and Pat Buchanan (R) [mostly a not H.W. Bush vote]
1996: Bill Clinton (D) and Richard Lugar (R)
2000: Al Gore (D) and Lamar Alexander (R)
2004: Howard Dean (D) and NotBush (R)
2008: Barack Obama (D) and um... I guess Ron Paul (R)
2012: Barack Obama (D) and Buddy Roemer (R)
2016: Hillary Clinton (D) and Donald Trump (R)

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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2015, 09:05:10 pm »

This is more of a "best egg out of the dozen" list than candidates I'd personally support.

1960: JFK, Nelson Rockefeller
1964: RFK, Margaret Chase Smith
1968: Channing Phillips, Nelson Rockefeller
1972: Shirley Chisholm, Pete McCloskey
1976: Mo Udall, Edward Brooke
1980: Ted Kennedy, Larry Pressler
1984: Jesse Jackson, Benjamin Fernandez
1988: Jesse Jackson, Harold Stassen
1992: Larry Agran, Harold Stassen
1996: Jesse Jackson, Pete Wilson
2000: Bill Bradley, John Kasich
2004: Dennis Kucinich, Tom Laughlin
2008: Dennis Kucinich, Ron Paul
2012: John Wolfe, Jr., Buddy Roemer
2016: Bernie Sanders, Rand Paul

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« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2015, 08:12:43 pm »

1960: Nixon and Morse
1964: Goldwater and Wallace
1968: Reagan and McCarthy
1972: Ashbrook and Wallace
1976: Reagan and Wallace
1980: Crane and Carter (ugh)
1984: Reagan and Hollings
1988: DuPont and Simon?
1992: Buchanan and Wilder
1996: Forbes and Buchanan (snicker)
2000: Forbes and Buchanan ("")
2004: Buchanan and Dean
2008: Paul and Richardson
2012: Paul and Wolfe
2016: Cruz and Webb

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« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2015, 05:19:28 pm »

1960: Stuart Symington(D), Nelson Rockefeller(R)
1964: Lyndon Johnson(D), Nelson Rockefeller(R)
1968: Eugene McCarthy(D), Nelson Rockefeller(R)
1972: John Lindsay(D), Pete McCloskey(R)
1976: Mo Udall(D), Gerald Ford(R)
1980: Jerry Brown(D), John B. Anderson(R)
1984: John Glenn(D), Ronald Reagan(R)
1988: Al Gore(D), George Bush(R)
1992: Paul Tsongas(D), George Bush(R)
1996: Bill Clinton(D), Bob Dole(R)
2000: Al Gore(D), John Kasich(R)*
2004: Howard Dean(D), George W. Bush(R)
2008: Joe Biden(D), Rudy Giuliani(R)
2012: Barack Obama(D), Jon Huntsman(R)
2016: Jim Webb(D), John Kasich(R)
2020: Gavin Newsom(D), Condoleezza Rice(R)

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« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2015, 07:06:06 pm »

1968 RFK
1980 Teddy Kennedy
1992 Jerry Brown
2008 Hillary Clinton
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« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2015, 07:30:58 pm »

1960: Kennedy (D) and Nixon (R) I WOULD VOTE KENNEDY
1964: Johnson (D) and Goldwater (R) JOHNSON
1968: Nixon (R) and Humphrey (D) HUMPHREY
1972: Nixon (R) and McGovern (D) MCGOVERN
1976: Carter (D) and Ford (R) FORD
1980: Bush (R) and Kennedy (D) KENNEDY
1984: Reagan (R) and Mondale (D) MONDALE
1988: Bush (R) and Dukakis (D) DUKAKIS
1992: Tsongas (D) and Bush (R) PEROT (I)
1996: Clinton (D) and Dole (R) PEROT (REFORM)
2000: Keyes* (R) and Gore (D) GORE
2004: Bush (R) and Lieberman (D) LIEBERMAN
2008: Kucinich (D) and Paul (R) KUCINICH
2012: Obama (D) and Paul (R) PAUL
2016: Kasich (R) and Sanders (D) SANDERS

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« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2015, 02:15:58 pm »

1960: Hubert Humphrey (D), Nelson Rockefeller (R)
1964: Lyndon Johnson (D), Nelson Rockefeller (R)
1968: Robert F. Kennedy (D), George Romney (R)
1972: Hubert Humphrey (D), Pete McCloskey (R)
1976: Frank Church (D), Gerald Ford (R)
1980: Jimmy Carter (D), John Anderson (R)
1984: John Glenn (D),
1988: Joe Biden/Jesse Jackson (D), Jack Kemp (R)
1992: Jerry Brown (D)
1996: Bill Clinton (D), Richard Lugar (R)
2000: Bill Bradley (D), John Kasich (R)
2004: Bob Graham (D)
2008: Barack Obama (D), Mitt Romney (R)
2012: Barack Obama (D), Jon Huntsman (R)
2016: Bernie Sanders (D), John Kasich (R)

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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2015, 02:36:18 pm »

All without hindsight

1960: R: Nixon, D: JFK, General: Nixon
1964: R: Goldwater, D: LBJ, General: LBJ
1968: R: Romney: D: Humphrey, General: Romney
1972: R: Nixon, D: Henry Jackson, General: Henry Jackson
1976: R: Reagan, D: Henry Jackson, General : Reagan
1980: R: Reagan, D: Carter, General: Reagan
1984: R: Reagan, D:Hart, General: Reagan
1988: R: Bush, D: Gore, General:Bush
1992: R: Bush, D: Clinton, General:Perot
1996: R: Dole, D: Clinton, General: Clinton
2000: R: Mccain, D: Gore, General: Mccain
2004: R: Bush, D: Gephardt, Genral: Bush
2008: R: Mccain, D: Obama, General: Obama
2012: R: Romney, D: Obama, General : Romney
2016: R: Kasich, D: Webb, General: Kasich

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Favorite of last 50 years- Reagan, Bush Sr

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« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2015, 10:10:14 pm »

1960: Richard Nixon (R) vs. John F. Kennedy (D)

1964: Nelson Rockefeller (R) vs. Lyndon B. Johnson (D)
GENERAL: Rockefeller

1968: George Romney (R) vs. Hubert Humphrey (D)

1972: Pete McCloskey (R) vs. George Wallace (D)
GENERAL: McCloskey

1976: Gerald R. Ford (R) vs. Jimmy Carter (D)

1980: John Anderson (R) vs. Jimmy Carter (D)
GENERAL: Anderson

1984: Ronald Reagan (R) vs. Walter Mondale (D)

1988: Jack Kemp (R) vs. Al Gore (D)

1992: George H.W. Bush (R) vs. Bill Clinton (D)

1996: Dick Lugar (R) vs. Bill Clinton (D)

2000: John McCain (R) vs. Al Gore (D)

2004: George W. Bush (R) vs. Dick Gephardt (D)

2008: Mike Huckabee (R) vs. Joe Biden (D)
GENERAL: Huckabee

2012: Mitt Romney (R) vs. Barack Obama (D)

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« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2015, 03:02:00 pm »

1960: JFK vs Styles Bridges
1964: Wayne Morse vs Margaret Chase Smith
1968: RFK vs Margaret Chase Smith
1972: RFK vs Ronald Reagan
1976: Scoop Jackson vs Nelson Rockefeller
1980: William Proxmire vs John Anderson
1984: George McGovern vs John Anderson
1988: Jesse Jackson vs Bob Dole
1992: Jesse Jackson vs Bob Dole
1996: Jerry Brown vs Arlen Specter
2000: Bill Bradley vs Arlen Specter
2004: John Edwards vs John McCain
2008: John Edwards vs Rudy Giuliani
2012: Barack Obama vs Rudy Giuliani

Not even following all the rules, but this sounds like a fun tl.

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« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2016, 10:05:16 pm »

1960: JFK (D) and Nixon (R) JFK
1964: Johnson (D) and Goldwater (R) Goldwater
1968: Nixon (R) and RFK (D) RFK
1972: Nixon (R) and RFK (D) RFK
1976: Carter (D) and Ford (R) Ford
1980: Bush (R) and Kennedy (D) Bush
1984: Reagan (R) and Mondale (D) Reagan
1988: Reagan (R) and Dukakis (D) Reagan
1992: Tsongas (D) and H.W. Bush (R) H.W. Bush
1996: Clinton (D) and H.W. Bush (R) H.W. Bush
2000: McCain (R) and Gore (D) Gore
2004: Bush (R) and Gore (D) Bush
2008: Edwards (D) and Romney (R) Romney
2012: Obama (D) and Romney (R) Romney
2016: Kasich (R) and Sanders (D) Kasich



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« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2016, 10:59:16 am »


1988: Jack Kemp
1996: Phil Gramm
2000: Steve Forbes
2008: Fred Thompson
2012: Tim Pawlenty
2016: Scott Walker
2020: Paul Ryan

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« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2016, 01:28:33 pm »

1960: Lyndon Johnson beats Richard Nixon
1964: Lyndon Johnson beats Harold Stassen
1968: Lyndon Johnson beats Harold Stassen
1972: George Wallace loses to Richard Nixon
1976: Henry Jackson beats Gerald Ford
1980: Cliff Finch beats John Anderson
1984: John Glenn beats Harold Stassen
1988: Paul Simon loses to Alexander Haig
1992: Bob Kerrey loses to Pat Buchanan
1996: Jimmy Griffin loses to Pat Buchanan
2000: Bill Bradley loses to John McCain
2004: Howard Dean beats George Bush
2008: John Edwards beats John McCain
2012: Barack Obama beats Jon Huntsman
2016: Jim Webb beats Lindsey Graham
2020: Jim Webb beats Peter King

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« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2016, 10:42:08 am »

1960:  Richard Nixon, John F. Kennedy
1964: Barry Goldwater, Lyndon Johnson
1968: Ronald Reagan, Robert Kennedy (assuming he lives, if he doesn't count then Hubert Humphrey)
1972: John Ashbrook, Henry Jackson
1976: Ronald Reagan, Henry Jackson
1980: Ronald Reagan, Jerry Brown
1984: Ronald Reagan, Gary Hart
1988: Jack Kemp, Al Gore
1992: George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton
1996: Steve Forbes, Bill Clinton
2000: John McCain, Al Gore
2004: George W. Bush, Wesley Clark
2008: John McCain, Bill Richardson
2012: Jon Huntsman, Barack Obama
2016: Marco Rubio, Hillary Clinton

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« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2016, 07:51:17 pm »

Since I would never in a blue moon vote Democratic, here is mine:

2016- Walker
2012- Santorum
2008- Huckabee
2004- Bush
2000- Bush
1996- Buchanan
1992- Bush (it's unwise to oust the President in a Primary IN MOST CASES)
1988- Robertson??
1976- RONALD WILSON REAGAN (there are exceptions, like when Reagan is running)
1972- Richard Nixon
1964- Barry Goldwater (I like the '60s Goldwater, not the late-life Goldwater)
1960- Richard Nixon (I like him better than Rockefeller, but I don't know any of the others)

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