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Question: Who is your favorite runner up from our recent elections/ which would have made the best president?
Al Gore   -39 (33.9%)
John Kerry   -19 (16.5%)
John McCain   -9 (7.8%)
Mitt Romney   -22 (19.1%)
Hillary Clinton   -26 (22.6%)
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« on: May 18, 2017, 08:20:02 pm »
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I'd say Mitt Romney for sure. The other four are pretty terrible.
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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2017, 08:48:36 pm »
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Favorite Loser- McCain

Best President out of these- Romney
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2017, 08:52:53 pm »
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Just realized I posted this in the wrong thread. Oops.
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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2017, 12:52:42 pm »
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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2017, 01:47:13 pm »
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If I had to rank, I'd say:

1) Kerry
2) Clinton
3) Romney
4) McCain
5) Gore
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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2017, 06:09:39 pm »
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Gore
Clinton
McCain
Kerry
Romney
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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2017, 06:24:29 pm »
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1.) Romney
2.) Clinton
3.) McCain
4.) Gore
5.) Kerry
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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2017, 09:16:02 pm »
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Kerry
Gore
Clinton

Romney
McCain

It's really hard to decide between the three democrats, as they all had big flaws and were all huge flip-floppers/panderers.  Strictly on platform, Clinton.  Based on integrity+platform, probably Kerry, Gore, Clinton.

Then Mitt Romney in the four slot, because while he's heartless in a way McCain is not quite, he's not an insane warmonger and is kind of pliable.  Still close though.
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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2017, 10:13:50 pm »
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1. Al Gore (Best because of climate change advocacy)
2. John Kerry (Meh, he was good)
3. Hillary Clinton (Reeked of corruption, but was still pretty good)
4. John McCain (Fake moderate, but not terrible)
5. Mitt Romney (Not terrible either)
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« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2017, 02:17:29 am »
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Gore
Kerry
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Romney
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« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2017, 02:26:19 am »
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My man Mitt, no question about it
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« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2017, 05:32:15 am »
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Al Gore by far.
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« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2017, 02:50:18 pm »
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Romney, without a question. When McCain lost to Obama, I could've cared less; I reluctantly voted for him and never liked the guy. But when Romney lost, I was shaken, angry, and sad, and it took a few weeks to get over it. Romney is a brilliant successful man, analytical, data driven, great executive, and most importantly, a man of outstanding character. He would have made an amazing President, the best since Reagan. Unfortunately, the liberal media slandered him as a racist/sexist/dog killer/old people killer, you name it. And he did not do a good job of defending himself. The Trump presidency is the ultimate payback to liberals who slandered Romney; now they have someone significantly worse.
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« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2017, 04:29:46 pm »
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Kerry and McCain; they were the losers I voted for.

Gore and Romney are about equal, although Romney lied more.

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« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2017, 09:33:01 am »
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They always say Americans either "see a President in you, or they don't". I think Romney and Gore were very close.

John Kerry, John McCain and Hillary Clinton not so much.
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« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2017, 10:06:16 am »
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There's no choice for me. I would not want any of them to become President; none of them is my "favorite," in that sense.
I respect McCain's war service. I pity what the Supreme Court did to Al Gore to prevent him from finding out whether he would have won or lost.
But I am pessimistic about whether any of them would have appointed great legal minds to the Supreme Court.
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« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2017, 07:31:49 pm »
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McCain. My favorite presidential candidate since Eisenhower.
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« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2017, 09:07:37 pm »
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« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2017, 04:17:21 pm »
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1. Gore
2. Clinton
3. Kerry
4. Romney
5. McCain

Voted Gore mostly because of climate stuff; I actually like Clinton now though.
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« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2017, 12:23:55 pm »
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Al Gore by far.
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« Reply #20 on: June 02, 2017, 09:29:01 am »
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Clinton
Gore
Kerry

McCain
Romney
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« Reply #21 on: June 02, 2017, 10:34:17 am »
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1. Mitt Romney
2. John McCain
3. Al Gore (1990s Gore wasn't that bad)
4. Hillary Clinton
5. John Kerry

Romney and McCain are amazing. The other 3 aren't that bad actually. All of them probably would have been better than the presidents we actually got in the 21st century, even though I would have voted for Bush twice without hindsight. I'm not counting Bill Clinton btw.
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« Reply #22 on: June 02, 2017, 12:44:24 pm »
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Easily McCain.
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« Reply #23 on: June 02, 2017, 01:04:12 pm »
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Gore
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« Reply #24 on: June 02, 2017, 03:35:01 pm »
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1) Gore
2) Kerry
3) Clinton (barley)
4) McCain
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