Being the Governor of California from 1967–75 definitely made him a politician. I think there is an interesting question here though. According to
the Cambridge dictionary, there is a difference between the British definition of "politician" and the American definition of "politician":
"politician" in British English
a member of a government or law-making organization
When I referred to Trump and Eisenhower as both being non-politicans, I would only be correct using the British definition. Talk about splitting
hairs. When I was researching for this thread I saw Eisenhower was referred to as a "non-career politician" before he became POTUS.
originally posted by: Blue Shift
Um... all presidential debates are historic. This is the kind of stuff that makes up history.
I should have used the phrase "make history" rather than historic. In the following video which was posted earlier in the thread, consider what the
Now, tonight's program is unlike any other presidential debate in history, we're making history now and it's pretty exciting...
That proves at least the term "making history" can be correctly used to describe a presidential debate even though as you wrote, all presidential
debates are technically historic.
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