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« on: February 17, 2005, 02:18:32 pm »

Why did Roosevelt do so much better than McKinley?
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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2005, 03:26:00 pm »

McKinley had been dead three years.
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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2005, 03:27:01 pm »

Mckinley didn't run in 1904. How can you win if you don't run? How can you run if you aren't alive?
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2005, 03:30:10 pm »

What are you guys smoking? I'm asking why Roosevelt got 56% in 1904 and McKinley got 51/52% in 1896/1900.

What my Roosevelt so popular?
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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2005, 03:33:41 pm »


Your Roosevelt? You were as alive in 1904 as Mckinley was
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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2005, 03:53:20 pm »

What are you guys smoking? I'm asking why Roosevelt got 56% in 1904 and McKinley got 51/52% in 1896/1900.

What my Roosevelt so popular?

Just ask some Democrats today which Republican presidents they liked. One of them will most likely be Teddy.
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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2005, 04:04:16 pm »

Why did Roosevelt do so much better than McKinley?
He wasn't running against William Jennings Bryan.  Roosevelt ran 400,000 ahead of McKinley while Parker ran 1.3 million behind Bryan.
Look in particular at the western states.

In 1908, Taft equaled Roosevelt's vote, and Bryan ran 1.4 million ahead of Parker.
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« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2005, 04:57:46 pm »

In 1904 the Democrats knew they were dead in the water because of:

1. Nostalgia for McKinley, much like the JFK nostalgia in 1964.

2. TR was more popular than Bryan with the common man.

3. TR had taken Democratic reforms and rode with them.

Alton Parker was a sacrfificial lamb candidate and he knew it, that's why he refused to campaign until late October.
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