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Title: Describe a poor Landon 1936 voter
Post by: buritobr on July 23, 2017, 09:39:01 am
There was a big class split in the 1936 election. FDR was the candidate of the working class, Landon was the candidate of the most of the voters who owned a telephone at home.

However, there were no 16,683,574 rich Americans in 1936. Since Landon had these votes, some poor people voted for him.

Which kind of voter was the low class Landon voter?


Title: Re: Describe a poor Landon 1936 voter
Post by: HenryWallaceVP on July 23, 2017, 10:53:22 am
A farmer living in rural Vermont who lives in a family that has traditionally always voted Republican for generations.


Title: Re: Describe a poor Landon 1936 voter
Post by: America's Sweetheart ❤/𝕿𝖍𝖊 𝕭𝖔𝖔𝖙𝖞 𝖂𝖆𝖗𝖗𝖎𝖔𝖗 on July 23, 2017, 03:29:27 pm
A working class white man from Vermont or Maine, who has never voted for a Democrat and probably never will, unless he lives to see the post-Civil Rights GOP.


Title: Re: Describe a poor Landon 1936 voter
Post by: mathstatman on July 23, 2017, 07:22:30 pm
Would such a voter be considered a "Landonista"? Asking for a friend :-)


Title: Re: Describe a poor Landon 1936 voter
Post by: RINO Tom on July 24, 2017, 02:44:11 pm
A working class white man from Vermont or Maine, who has never voted for a Democrat and probably never will[, unless he lives to see the post-Civil Rights GOP.


Title: Re: Describe a poor Landon 1936 voter
Post by: America's Sweetheart ❤/𝕿𝖍𝖊 𝕭𝖔𝖔𝖙𝖞 𝖂𝖆𝖗𝖗𝖎𝖔𝖗 on July 24, 2017, 05:35:43 pm
A working class white man from Vermont or Maine, who has never voted for a Democrat and probably never will[, unless he lives to see the post-Civil Rights GOP.


I'm not trying to bash the post-1964 Republican Party, I'm just saying that Goldwater and his ilk are largely responsible for the GOP losing the Northeast. the differences on policy between Landon and FDR were not that huge, by modern standards.


Title: Re: Describe a poor Landon 1936 voter
Post by: The Govanah Jake on July 26, 2017, 03:28:56 pm
A farmer living in rural Vermont who lives in a family that has traditionally always voted Republican for generations.
This plus other historically solid Republican areas like Appalachian Tennessee and parts of Appalachian Kentucky.


Title: Re: Describe a poor Landon 1936 voter
Post by: Kingpoleon on July 30, 2017, 07:16:50 pm
A working class white man from Vermont or Maine, who has never voted for a Democrat and probably never will[, unless he lives to see the post-Civil Rights GOP.


I'm not trying to bash the post-1964 Republican Party, I'm just saying that Goldwater and his ilk are largely responsible for the GOP losing the Northeast. the differences on policy between Landon and FDR were not that huge, by modern standards.

I'd argue it wasn't Goldwater, but rather Kennedy and the fact that Nixon refused to campaign in New England in 1960, 1968, and 1972.


Title: Re: Describe a poor Landon 1936 voter
Post by: Oldiesfreak1854 on August 17, 2017, 08:14:40 pm
A rural Great Plains voter who liked Landon's moderate stance on the New Deal, or a New England Yankee hurt by the Depression


Title: Re: Describe a poor Landon 1936 voter
Post by: Calthrina950 on November 05, 2019, 02:43:46 am
A working class white man from Vermont or Maine, who has never voted for a Democrat and probably never will[, unless he lives to see the post-Civil Rights GOP.

Actually, this kind of voter defected to Lyndon Johnson in 1964, if he were still alive by then. Johnson would have been the first ever Democrat that they voted for.


Title: Re: Describe a poor Landon 1936 voter
Post by: darklordoftech on November 05, 2019, 02:54:36 am
Someone who was mad at FDR for repealing Prohibition.


Title: Re: Describe a poor Landon 1936 voter
Post by: Wazza on November 05, 2019, 11:03:22 am
1) Rural Yankee WASPs in the Northeast.
2) Voters in pro-union areas of the South like Eastern TN, South-Central KY, Grant County, etc.