1122: "Electoral Precedent"

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Re: 1122: "Electoral Precedent"

Postby harmenator » Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:29 pm UTC

Who has interesting candidates for streaks that may break with the current election? Hillary's one is a bit obvious. And have there presidents before that had zero political experience when taking office?

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Re: 1122: "Electoral Precedent"

Postby airdrik » Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:32 pm UTC

A quick google search reveals, among other things, a [url="https://www.reddit.com/r/history/comments/3rcy6m/has_there_ever_been_a_us_president_who_had_no/"]reddit thread[/url] which asks that very question, yielding Grant and Eisenhower (both US Army generals). A couple of other close contenders, depending on how you define political experience: Hoover (served in the Cabinet - appointed but never elected), Cleveland (Mayor of Buffalo), and Bush (governor of Texas (apparently that doesn't count?))

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Re: 1122: "Electoral Precedent"

Postby harmenator » Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:45 am UTC

Well, you could argue military guys have served their nation a lot more than Donald has. But are there any silly ones like "New York candidates with two D's in their name cannot win" left?

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Re: 1122: "Electoral Precedent"

Postby Cougar Allen » Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:18 am UTC

No major party candidate with orange skin has ever been defeated! We're about to make history. :D

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Re: 1122: "Electoral Precedent"

Postby Soupspoon » Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:46 pm UTC

Did James M. Cox have apple skin?

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Re: 1122: "Electoral Precedent"

Postby TvT Rivals » Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:56 am UTC

harmenator wrote:Who has interesting candidates for streaks that may break with the current election? Hillary's one is a bit obvious.


He didn't use the obvious one for Obama either. There must be something else... but we had New Yorkers and Secretaries of State elected already...

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2016 Version

Postby TrueNarnian » Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:42 pm UTC

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Re: 1122: "Electoral Precedent"

Postby Soupspoon » Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:34 pm UTC

Well done. I was confused about how you find the space for the shuffling, at first, but that was well done.


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