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Question: Who would you vote for?\Who Wins?
Jackson\Jackson   -1 (4.5%)
Jackson\Bush   -7 (31.8%)
Bush\Bush   -14 (63.6%)
Bush\Jackson   -0 (0%)
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Author Topic: 1988: Jesse Jackson vs George HW Bush  (Read 1794 times)
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« on: November 30, 2006, 09:04:21 pm »
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Recently one of the books I've been reading is "Generation of Swine" by Hunter S Thompson and it quite surprised me to find out that Jesse Jackson was considered by many to be the Democratic front runner after Gary Hart ruined his career and Teddy Kennedy once again decided not to run. Not to mention Joe Biden plagizering Neil Kinnock.

Jesse came quite close in real life to taking the nomination from Dukakis; perhaps fear of Jesse Jackson of being George McGovern Part II and a desire to win came first among the Democratic leadership; who I'm sure given their *ahem* values were all terrified of Jackson winning the nomination.

I have no doubt that Bush would win (Though I wonder who Jackson would have picked as a running mate for this scenario) but the questions are: Who would vote for? and Does Jesse win any states (DC Doesn't count)? Oh, and how crazy would turnout in the south be?

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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2006, 10:51:58 pm »
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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2006, 11:30:41 pm »
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535-3
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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2006, 11:51:34 pm »
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535-3

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Only those braindead nitwits in DC would have voted for Jackson.  And no, it doesn't count as a state, even though it has 3 electoral votes.
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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2006, 09:29:07 am »
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I'll be a little kinder to Jackson:



Bush 486
Jackson 52
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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2006, 09:38:12 am »
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I'll be a little kinder to Jackson:



Bush 486
Jackson 52

Jackson wouldn't have won New York or even Massachusetts, though today he might.  Dukakis didn't win New York by much of a margin.
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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2006, 11:43:21 am »
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I'll be a little kinder to Jackson:



Bush 486
Jackson 52

Jackson wouldn't have won New York or even Massachusetts, though today he might.  Dukakis didn't win New York by much of a margin.

Also Dukakis didn't win Massachusetts by much of a margin either!

Bush v Jackson - 535-3.  Bush may even hit 60% of popular vote.
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« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2006, 10:54:27 am »
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535-3

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Only those braindead nitwits in DC would have voted for Jackson.  And no, it doesn't count as a state, even though it has 3 electoral votes.

No, I meant Jackson wins 535-3.
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« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2006, 11:04:43 am »
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535-3

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Only those braindead nitwits in DC would have voted for Jackson.  And no, it doesn't count as a state, even though it has 3 electoral votes.

No, I meant Jackson wins 535-3.

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« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2006, 11:14:02 am »
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I'll be a little kinder to Jackson:



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Jackson wouldn't have won New York or even Massachusetts, though today he might.  Dukakis didn't win New York by much of a margin.

i doubt jackson would win massachusetts today (especially against hw bush, a moderate and someone who was born in mass)
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« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2006, 06:30:06 pm »
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He would have lost about as much as Dukakis I think. Though being far-left, I think his campaign would've been as imcompetent as Dukakis's.
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« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2006, 06:34:46 pm »
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Bush 535
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Jackson wouldn't have won New York or even Massachusetts, though today he might.  Dukakis didn't win New York by much of a margin.

Also Dukakis didn't win Massachusetts by much of a margin either!

Bush v Jackson - 535-3.  Bush may even hit 60% of popular vote.
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