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Senator Cynic
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« Reply #25 on: September 05, 2012, 02:18:17 pm »
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To rank the post-war elections:

1. 1948
2. 1968
3. 1992
4. 2008
5. 1960
6. 1972
7. 1980
8. 1964
9. 1976
10. 2004
11. 2000 (would be lower if not for Florida)
12. 1988
13. 2012
14. 1952
15. 1996
16. 1984
17. 1956 (no real doubt as to the winner)

2008 has to have been more exciting than 1992. It seemed like everybody was into it on both sides.
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« Reply #26 on: September 05, 2012, 05:31:50 pm »
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To rank the post-war elections:

1. 1948
2. 1968
3. 1992
4. 2008
5. 1960
6. 1972
7. 1980
8. 1964
9. 1976
10. 2004
11. 2000 (would be lower if not for Florida)
12. 1988
13. 2012
14. 1952
15. 1996
16. 1984
17. 1956 (no real doubt as to the winner)

I would say 1984 is a little higher. The election gave us "hymietown", "where's the beef?", the first female VP candidate, "There is despair, Mr. President, in the faces that you don't see, in the places that you don't visit in your shining city", "We'll both raise your taxes. The difference is, he won't tell you. I just did", "there's a bear in the woods", "morning in America", "I am not going to exploit for political purposes my opponent's youth and inexperience", and the former editor of Ramparts voting for Ronald Reagan, was an entertaining election, even if the outcome was never seriously in doubt.
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« Reply #27 on: September 05, 2012, 07:16:59 pm »
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To rank the post-war elections:

1. 1948
2. 1968
3. 1992
4. 2008
5. 1960
6. 1972
7. 1980
8. 1964
9. 1976
10. 2004
11. 2000 (would be lower if not for Florida)
12. 1988
13. 2012
14. 1952
15. 1996
16. 1984
17. 1956 (no real doubt as to the winner)

I would say 1984 is a little higher. The election gave us "hymietown", "where's the beef?", the first female VP candidate, "There is despair, Mr. President, in the faces that you don't see, in the places that you don't visit in your shining city", "We'll both raise your taxes. The difference is, he won't tell you. I just did", "there's a bear in the woods", "morning in America", "I am not going to exploit for political purposes my opponent's youth and inexperience", and the former editor of Ramparts voting for Ronald Reagan, was an entertaining election, even if the outcome was never seriously in doubt.
Don't forget "Are you better off than you were four years ago?".
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I imagine hyphenation, for both spouses, as a sort of custom would very quickly make us all sound like a bunch of bizarrely named English aristocrats. If Peter Flynn marries Beatrice Mendez and has a kid named Anthony, who in turn marries Alice Glazowski-Chanut, their kid would be named Colin Mendez-Flynn-Glazowski-Chanut, who would then marry Beth Harper-Zhang-Rothman-Wald, and their kid would be named...
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« Reply #28 on: September 07, 2012, 01:33:56 pm »
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Most:

1968
1992
1980

Least:

1956
1972
1996
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« Reply #29 on: September 07, 2012, 02:25:55 pm »
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1968 no doubt about, just look at the storylines.

1. The embattled President steps down.
2. Bobby carries the torch but is shot down at his peak
3. Nixon makes a comeback.
4. The war in Vietnam
5. Riots at the DNC.

Surprised HBO hasn't made a series about this yet.......
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« Reply #30 on: September 08, 2012, 02:37:39 pm »
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Most:
1948
1960
1964
1992
1996
2008

an election which "my" candidate looses isn't entertaining
at all for me ...

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« Reply #31 on: September 08, 2012, 03:27:58 pm »
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oops ...

1948
1960
1976
1964
1992
1996
2008
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« Reply #32 on: September 08, 2012, 07:33:01 pm »
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Most:

1968
2008
1980
1992
1956
2004
1976
1984
2000
1996
1972

Least:

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« Reply #33 on: October 11, 2012, 02:08:42 am »
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Most Entertaining: 
1948
1960
1968
2008 

Least Entertaining:
1952 
1956
1984
1996
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