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Who would you have voted for? 1896-2008

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posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 09:50 AM
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The point of this thread is to post which candidates you would have voted for so please do not drift away from the core point of this thread without first posting your answers.

Feel free to add in more election years if you want and if you just are not sure about an election do not worry just skip it. Also please try to stick with candidates who received a minimum of 5% of the popular vote in the election so that more people know who the person is. Also please note that I am asking that for each election you put yourself in the shoes of a voter in that year who has no idea of what the future has to hold, try your best.

Please list your answers for each election from the year 1896 to 2008 in the general elections and 1932 to 2008 in the primary elections (you can do it for both parties or just one).

If you are unsure refer to my post below the OP.




posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 09:50 AM
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I wanted to keep my answers separate from the OP so as to keep it objective.

GENERAL:
1896 – William McKiney (R)
1900 – William McKinley (R)
1904 – Alton Parker (D)
1908 – William Taft (R)
1912 – William Taft (R)
1916 – Charles Hughes (R)
1920 – Warren Harding (R)
1924 – Calvin Coolidge (R)
1928 – Al Smith (D)
1932 – Herbert Hoover (R)
1936 – Alf Landon (R)
1940 – Wendell Willkie (R)
1944 – Thomas Dewey (R)
1948 – Thomas Dewey (R)
1952 – Dwight Eisenhower (R)
1956 – Dwight Eisenhower (R)
1960 – Richard Nixon (R)
1964 – Barry Goldwater (R)
1968 – Richard Nixon (R)
1972 – George McGovern (D)
1976 – Gerald Ford (R)
1980 – John Anderson (I)
1984 – Ronald Reagan (R)
1988 – George Bush (R)
1992 – Ross Perot (I)
1996 – Ross Perot (I)
2000 – George Bush (R)
2004 – John Kerry (D)
2008 – Barack Obama (D)

PRIMARY:
1932 – Al Smith (D)
1936 – William Borah (R)
1940 – Robert Taft (R)
1944 – Robert Taft (R)
1948 – Robert Taft (R)
1952 – Robert Taft (R)
1956 – Dwight Eisenhower (R)
1960 – Richard Nixon (R)
1964 – Nelson Rockefeller (R)
1968 – Eugene McCarthy (D)
1972 – Pete McCloskey (R)
1976 – Gerald Ford (R)
1980 – John Anderson (R)
1984 – Ronald Reagan (R)
1988 – George Bush (R)
1992 – George Bush (R)
1996 – Steve Forbes (R)
2000 – Paul Wellstone (D)
2004 – Howard Dean (D)
2008 – Ron Paul (R)
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posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 10:18 AM
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1972. George McGovern? Really? What made him stick out to you in this list of mostly Repubs?



posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 10:24 AM
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1896 – None
1900 – None
1904 – None
1908 – None
1912 – None
1916 – None
1920 – None
1924 – None
1928 – None
1932 – None
1936 – None
1940 – None
1944 – None
1948 – None
1952 – None
1956 – None
1960 – Kennedy
1964 – None
1968 – None
1972 – None
1976 – None
1980 – None
1984 – None
1988 – None
1992 – None
1996 – None
2000 – None
2004 – None
2008 – Ron Paul



posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 10:27 AM
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Nixon became just another pro-war statist politician like LBJ was. There were no good qualities about his governance during that period and had McGovern's VP not had electric shock therapy for depression he would not have done so poorly. McGovern was a radical liberal, that I acknowledge, but he would have brought us out of Southeast Asia and ended the rampant criminal behavior of Nixon at that time.



posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 10:28 AM
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I assume you are referring to Ron Paul for the primary not the general election because you do know he was not an official candidate in the general.



posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 10:30 AM
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reply to post by Misoir
 


Yes, sorry for that ..i should added none in 2008 ..but you understand me and members will understand me ..nice thread btw ..it was easy for me though

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posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 11:43 AM
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deleted....nvm


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posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 01:12 PM
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You do realize that by changing the outcome of several of the elections like that the others in subsequent elections would likely not even be around to run. Just 1 example. You chose Alf Landon in 36. A staunch republican and isolationist. He would not have been likely to provoke the Japanese as Roosevelt did. Then you have to ask; would we even have been involved in WWII? If we had not, who would even know who Ike was?



posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 10:56 PM
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Yep. Eagleton's illness did sink George. And Watergate had been discovered before the election if my memory serves and even been in the papers but it had been sidestepped by the MSM and didn't come out big time till latter after Tricky had been reelected.

It's a good conservative who knows that sometimes the other guy is better for the country than the kingpin in charge. Thanks for the reply M.



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