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« on: December 29, 2004, 12:52:56 pm »
« edited: December 29, 2004, 12:56:31 pm by Philip »

Which presidential candidate who never got to be president would have made the best president?
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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2004, 01:30:18 pm »

Alton B. Parker, a McKinley Democrat.
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2004, 01:48:36 pm »

George McGovern
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2004, 01:52:23 pm »

Thomas Dewey
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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2004, 06:06:13 pm »

Samuel Tilden
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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2004, 06:55:00 pm »

Eugene Debs
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« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2004, 05:04:29 am »

Nader
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« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2004, 10:22:31 am »

Of candidates that had a chance of winning?

Bryan o/c
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« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2004, 10:41:27 am »

Roosevelt in 1912, Wendell Wilkie, Humphrey, Bryan, LaFollette, and Adlai Stevenson
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« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2004, 12:55:55 pm »

On GOP side, Willkie, on Dem side, Stevenson.
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« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2004, 01:40:04 pm »

LaFollette, Wilkie, Dewey, Stevenson, Gore
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« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2004, 05:38:51 pm »

Clay,Bryan,Debs
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« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2004, 06:27:36 pm »

Clay for certain. Maybe Bryan.
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« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2004, 06:47:51 pm »

John Anderson
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« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2004, 08:48:48 pm »

Goldwater
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« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2004, 10:58:10 pm »

Phil Gram (and I bet you didn't see that one coming).
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« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2004, 07:08:25 pm »

WJB and TR 1912
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« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2005, 07:47:09 pm »

Thomas E. Dewey, without a doubt!

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« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2005, 07:48:30 pm »

I was never impressed with Wilkie.  Dewey was impressive, however.
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« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2005, 11:34:54 pm »

Charles Evans Hughes, anyone?
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« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2005, 08:31:29 pm »

McCain(Well he was a nomination loser)
Anderson
Rockefeller(Also a nomination loser)
Goldwater
Dewey
Roosevelt 1912
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« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2005, 09:07:16 pm »

Roosevelt 1912
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« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2005, 02:13:59 pm »

Al Gore
George McGovern
William Jennings Bryan
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« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2005, 06:45:58 pm »

By the way, if you want to put an image of your state under your user name in your posts (like most other people), just click on profile (close to log out) and then pick "Forum Profile Information" on the left.
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« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2005, 09:10:52 pm »

Yes, I am Canadian.  Please don't hold that against me.  I am as well proud of my American ancestry, which goes back on my father's side over 200 years.  So I consider myself part American as well.

Anyway, I read a book years ago, which I still have, "They Also Ran" by Irving Stone, a fascinating account of some of the candidates who didn't quite make it to the top

Clay (1824, 1832, 1844), Cass (1848), Scott (1852), Fremont (1856), Douglas (1860), McClellan (1864), Seymour (1868), Greely (1872), Tilden (1876), Hancock (1880), Blaine (1884), Bryan (1896, 1900, 1908), Parker (1904), Hughes (1916), Cox (1920), Davis (1924), Smith (1928), Landon (1936), Wilkie (1940), Dewey (1944, 1948), and some details as well on Stevenson (1952, 1956).

Has anyone else ever read this book?  Did you find it interesting?

Anyway, if interested, this book can still be purchased at Amazon. 

I read that too! Very good book. Someone should do an update for all the candidates that have come and gone since then.
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