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Question: Who wins in 1952?
Dewey   -18 (62.1%)
Stevenson   -11 (37.9%)
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« on: July 03, 2005, 12:43:03 pm »
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If Dewey won in 1948 how would Stevenson fair against him in 1952?
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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2005, 12:54:21 pm »
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Depends on 3 issues:

1. Korea
2. McCarthy
3. Inflation

These three things kiled Truman in 1952.
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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2005, 01:23:24 pm »
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Also, Eisenhower might have decided he was a Democrat and ran in 1952.
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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2005, 02:47:23 pm »
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Dewey would have been a competent and tough President in his first term, and in the eyes of the American public would have been deserving of re-election. 

Stevenson would have met the same fate in 1952 against Dewey as he met against Eisenhower, a big defeat. 
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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2005, 02:52:16 pm »
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There wouldn't have been much difference between this and the actual Truman presidency; Dewey was pretty damn liberal (his foreign policy may have actually been weaker). I must say, though, that he doesn't look very "presidential":

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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2005, 03:17:26 pm »
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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2005, 07:53:36 pm »
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There wouldn't have been much difference between this and the actual Truman presidency; Dewey was pretty damn liberal (his foreign policy may have actually been weaker). I must say, though, that he doesn't look very "presidential":



You're right.  That picture doesn't look very "presidential."  He looks kind of like Howdy Doody here.  I hope he didn't use this picture in the 1948 campaign.  If he did, no wonder he lost. 
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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2005, 11:12:04 pm »
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Stevenson! duh!
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« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2005, 02:27:42 pm »
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I must say, though, that he doesn't look very "presidential":

Alice Roosevelt said he looked like the little man on top of the wedding cake.

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« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2005, 08:01:19 am »
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Assuming the Korean War still happens, Dewey is defeated by Eisenhower in 1952.  If not, Dewey beats Stevenson.
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