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Peter the Lefty
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« on: June 11, 2012, 04:24:57 pm »
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I was originally planning to make this a poll, but it would've been way too complicated to have every single person whose ever run for president but failed to win, as well as everyone whose ever been hyped as a potential candidate but never run.  So, I just put it as a topic.  Who is the greatest president the US has never had?

(For me, it'd be Eugene V. Debs, but Robert La Follette, Henry A. Wallace, and Frank Zeidler would also be up there.)
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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2012, 04:28:00 pm »
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2012, 05:20:33 pm »
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James Weaver.
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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2012, 05:32:05 pm »
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Ron Paul, Pat Buchanan, Ross Perot, Eugene McCarthy, George McGovern, and Barry Goldwater.
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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2012, 06:13:13 pm »
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Horatio Seymour, George B. McClellan and John M. Palmer all stand out for me.
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« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2012, 06:33:48 pm »
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« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2012, 06:35:50 pm »
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Eugene McCarthy, Minnesota's best 1960s Senator.
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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2012, 06:58:30 pm »
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Harold Stassen (and Paul, Goldwater, Johnson, Gravel, Kucinich, Proxmire, Richardson, McCarthy, McGovern, etc).
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« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2012, 06:59:24 pm »
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Al Gore, with hindsight.
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« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2012, 07:08:23 pm »
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« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2012, 07:13:46 pm »
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« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2012, 09:04:26 pm »
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Eugene McCarthy, Minnesota's best 1960s Senator.

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...but seriously, he supported Ronald Reagan in 1980.
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« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2012, 09:10:27 pm »
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Byron Dorgan.
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« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2012, 09:29:24 pm »
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Jesse Jackson.
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« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2012, 11:35:47 pm »
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I'm shocked no one has said Henry Clay yet.
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« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2012, 11:44:00 pm »
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I'm shocked no one has said Henry Clay yet.

Well, at least we don't have to argue about how carefully he'd have followed the Constitution. Not much needs to be said there about 29 year old US Senators.
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« Reply #16 on: June 12, 2012, 01:47:31 am »
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« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2012, 01:49:05 am »
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Eugene Debs.
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« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2012, 01:55:31 am »
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Mrs. Clinton.
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« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2012, 09:26:29 am »
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Daniel Webster - "Liberty and Union, now and for ever, one and inseparable!" (1830)
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« Reply #20 on: June 12, 2012, 10:23:43 am »
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« Reply #21 on: June 12, 2012, 10:52:40 am »
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Al Gore, with hindsight.
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« Reply #22 on: June 12, 2012, 11:01:52 am »
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George McGovern
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« Reply #23 on: June 12, 2012, 11:03:16 am »
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A long list, with the best of the best bolded

Henry Clay
Daniel Webster
William Jennings Bryan
Charles Hughes
Eugene Debs
Robert LaFollette Sr.
Richard B. Russell
Adlai Stevenson
Hubert Humphrey
Scoop Jackson

George McGovern
Frank Church
Al Gore
Joe Lieberman
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« Reply #24 on: June 12, 2012, 11:13:04 am »
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Theodore Roosevelt (third term). Mike Dukakis. Colin Powell. Al Gore.
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