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« on: December 31, 2014, 03:53:35 pm »
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If Electoral Atlas existed in 1948, what would the biggest thread (and troll) topics be?

As a refresher, Thomas Dewey was leading in basically all polls, but lost in the actual election by a decent margin. At some points in the campaign he was leading by 13% over Truman.

Henry Wallace, a Progressive and former Vice President, and Strom Thurmond, a Southern Democrat, also both got a significant share of the votes. Thurmond won a couple Southern states.

I find this election interesting because of the popular vote in the Republican Primaries:

Earl Warren - 771,295 (26.99%)
Harold Stassen - 627,321 (21.96%)
Robert A. Taft - 464,741 (16.27%)
Thomas E. Dewey - 330,799 (11.58%) WON NOMINATION
Riley A. Bender - 324,029 (11.34%)
Douglas MacArthur - 87,839 (3.07%)
Leverett Saltonstall - 72,191 (2.53%)
Herbert E. Hitchcock - 45,463 (1.59%)
Edward Martin - 45,072 (1.58%)
Unpledged delegates - 28,854 (1.01%)
Arthur H. Vandenberg - 18,924 (0.66%)
Dwight D. Eisenhower - 5,014 (0.18%)
Harry S. Truman - 4,907 (0.17%)
Henry A. Wallace - 1,452 (0.05%)
Joseph W. Martin - 974 (0.03%)


My top 5 thread titles:

1. Give it up racist Dems, Dewey is going to Washington

2. Harold Stassen is going to win the Republican Nomination Fools

3. Are Northern blacks going to vote for Dewey?

4. Truman should just resign and let James Roosevelt run

5. JUNK REPUBLICAN POLLING

Bonus: Will the South secede again after Dewey wins?
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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2014, 04:33:41 pm »
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That young congressman Jack Kennedy I think his name is in MA is going places. I really think he has what it takes to be the first Catholic president.
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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2014, 04:51:49 pm »
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That young congressman Jack Kennedy I think his name is in MA is going places. I really think he has what it takes to be the first Catholic president.

A Catholic President? Ha! You might as well vote for Pope Pius XII as our President!
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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2014, 05:12:57 pm »
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Wallace will win CA & NY
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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2014, 05:43:08 pm »
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That young congressman Jack Kennedy I think his name is in MA is going places. I really think he has what it takes to be the first Catholic president.

Said person looks like a genius later. However, as there are about 100 other threads focusing on other "rising stars" whose careers fizzled out, it wouldn't be so impressive.
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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2015, 10:37:36 pm »
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"Polls overstate Truman Numbers"
"Thurmond Drops Out and Endorses Dewey"
"Racist Republicans Nominate Thurmond"
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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2015, 12:46:12 pm »
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« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2015, 04:31:23 pm »
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Clinical Psychologist Aldo Santorum sure could sire some presidential timber in about ten years.
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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2015, 05:57:50 pm »
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« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2015, 06:00:31 pm »
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BRTD: "I'm going to a swing dance in a 5% Thurmond county."
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« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2015, 06:12:22 pm »
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Is every single person supporting Thurmond a worse person than opebo?
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« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2015, 05:51:52 am »
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Is the Democrat's problem that they're too Southern?
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« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2015, 07:11:09 am »
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Is the Democrat's problem that they're too Southern?

Nice one.
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