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N.H. Dems lambaste Clinton

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by poindexter, Aug 8, 2006.

  1. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    This country isn't ready for anything outside the norm.
  2. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Only two men have ever stepped directly from the Senate to the White House -- Warren Harding and John Kennedy.

    You want to elect a president? Pick a current or former governor.
  3. Ashy Larry

    Ashy Larry Active Member

    If Clinton, Gore or another Bush win the next election...we'll basically have 2 families run this country for at least 22 years. That doesn't seem very democratic........a country with millions, only 2 families are qualified to be President?
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Look at the GOP. There has been only one ticket since 1948 that hasn't had a Bush, Dole or Nixon on it.
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Damn... never thought of that... 64 with Goldwater
  6. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Umm, are you including the '48 campaign, or not?
    If so, it would have been twice.
    None in 1948
    Nixon, 1952, 1956 ans VP
    Nixon as pres in 60
    None in 64
    Nixon as pres in 68 and 72
    Dole as vp in 76
    Bush 1 as vp in 80 and 84
    Bush as pres in 88
    Bush as pres in 92
    Dole as pres in 96
    Bush 2 as pres in 2000 and 2004
  7. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Since 1948 means after 1948, not including 1948. That's the way I interpret it.
  8. patchs

    patchs Active Member

    GOP runs McCain and the Dems might as well run up the white flag.
  9. dog428

    dog428 Active Member

    I think the correct way to phrase it would be ... a country with millions, and we first elect the two people from two families who are qualified to run it, then we elect a complete dunce from one of those families because his name sounds familiar and we could very well be on the verge of doing the same thing with the other family, giving us 22 years under the guidance of those two families ... not very democratic ... or smart.
  10. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    How is electing another Bush or Clinton not very democratic?
    They're still elected.
    A lot of Americans seem to be comfortable with oligarchy and vote accordingly, thus making it democratic.
  11. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

    The conservatives who control the GOP $ and party machinery would probably rather blow up the party than let McCain or Guiliani (their two strongest candidates against any Democrat) get the nomination.
  12. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    I think people will be surprised if McCain and Rudy both get serious about making a run.
    Both have personal issues with multiple divorces, affairs, health problems. They also both have political baggage. McCain's voting record, Rudy's position on key social issues.
    Much of it depends on the press coverage, so that will be interesting to watch.
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