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Census Who was the best US almost-President of recent times?

Discussion in 'Community' started by Ghost, Dec 2, 2016.

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Who was the best US almost-President of recent times?

  1. Hillary Clinton

    34.2%
  2. Mitt Romney

    28.9%
  3. John McCain

    21.1%
  4. John Kerry

    15.8%
  5. Al Gore

    44.7%
  6. Bob Dole

    21.1%
  7. Ross Perot

    13.2%
  8. Michael Dukakis

    15.8%
  9. Walter Mondale

    18.4%
  10. Hubert Humphrey

    2.6%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. SuperWatto

    SuperWatto Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm doing that, and clowns.

    Ronald McDonald.
     
  2. ShaneP

    ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Gore.
     
  3. Abadacus

    Abadacus Jedi Master star 4

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    Eugene V. Debs by an Astronomical Unit.

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  4. ShaneP

    ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I must have missed Debs in the poll.
     
  5. Abadacus

    Abadacus Jedi Master star 4

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    Still, though.

     
  6. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    Yeah... but he's not someone who got over 10% in the general election in the last 40 years :p
     
  7. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Bitterest Ex-Mod star 10

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    Heaven forbid the integrity of this poll be compromised by adding Debs.
     
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  8. Darkslayer

    Darkslayer Force Ghost star 6

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    I love Hillary, but probably Gore. He definitely would have avoided the Iraq war.
     
  9. Alpha-Red

    Alpha-Red Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I went with Al Gore. Also, I was the first vote in the thread!
     
  10. grd4

    grd4 Jedi Master star 4

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    Could you please add Hubert Humphrey and George McGovern to the list? I'm sort of wistful for a time when the Democratic Party was worth a damn.
     
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  11. Drac39

    Drac39 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    If we are serious then I'd say Al Gore. We'd avoid Iraq entirely and lives would be saved. It's early though and Trump probably will top Bush's ineptitude.

    I would have loved to have seen McGovern too though. Easily the most progressive candidate the Democrats have run in the last fifty years
     
  12. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Bitterest Ex-Mod star 10

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    "If we are serious."

    The OP contains a number of references to this not being serious, namely the author, the subject matter, and the last ditch attempt to save Hillary's reputation.
     
  13. Sarchet

    Sarchet Jedi Knight star 2

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    Mad? This gun - toting, bible - clinging bitter conservative would have crossed the aisle to vote for him.
     
  14. Darth Basin

    Darth Basin Jedi Master star 5

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    A President Romney meant no Trump
     
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  15. Point Given

    Point Given Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Still Hubert Humphrey.
     
  16. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 8

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    Another Happy Landing
     
  17. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Bitterest Ex-Mod star 10

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    The next logical steps to this valuable and valued thread is "who was the best fictional president?" and "who will be the best President 2040 to 2100?"
     
  18. SateleNovelist11

    SateleNovelist11 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I was going to say Bernie Sanders. But I went with Gore on this poll, since I appreciate his environmentalism.
     
  19. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk Force Ghost star 6

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    Ron Paul is the greatest pres you never had. Just to see him auditing the fed would have been worth the price of admission
     
  20. Point Given

    Point Given Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  21. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

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    Toss up between Clinton and Gore, IMHO.
     
  22. DANNASUK

    DANNASUK Force Ghost star 7

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    On a serious note, I picked Mitt Romney.
     
  23. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The best at being not-President is definitely Gore.
     
  24. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

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    I'm still going with this being the dumbest poll ever.
     
  25. darth_gersh

    darth_gersh Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Russ Feingold.