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Old 03-11-2018, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Tied with nmnita.

IIRC, Kennedy is the only candidate i voted for who won. I voted for him to **** of my in laws. They thought since he was Catholic the Pope would run the country.

Haven't voted for a winner since. IMO, Ross Perot would have made a far better POTUS than Trump.
Interesting what you have to say about Ross Perot. We lived in the Dallas area when he ran so have some knowledge of him personally. We did not vote for him, but I do think he would have done a fairly good job. Would he have been better than Trump? That is impossible to say.

It is also interesting about your in laws. My grandma, who had never voted for a Republican in her life, in fact she marched for women's rights to vote couldn't bring her to voting for a Catholic. My dad told her, if Kennedy was a good person he would govern his way and not let the church dictate. If he was weak, it would be a different story. Well, she ended up not voting and due to her age, I doubt she ever voted again.
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Old 03-11-2018, 07:02 AM
 
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I first voted for President in 1960, after I met John F. Kennedy when he was campaigning. I was in a crowded room in Dover, DE, pushing my way through to see Senator Kennedy. "excuse me, excuse me" I kept saying until I bumped into a really tall guy's arm. I looked up, and Senator Kennedy, with a navy blue pin stripe suit, looked down on me with a toothy grin. He shook my hand and said "Hi, I'm Jack Kennedy" then placed a campaign hat on my head. I was speechless. Wish I still had that hat.

When George W. Bush was campaigning, our womens club gave a luncheon, with Gov. Bush as our guest speaker. That was another memorable time, as I sat in a room off stage for about 20 minutes with the Governor and 2 secret service guys until it was time for him to speak. Why me? The ladies in the club said they were busy with the table arrangements and asked me to make "small talk" with the Governor until they introduced him. (I still have his campaign hat).

I have tons of political memories, and have met and/or seen many political candidates and a few Presidents.

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Old 03-11-2018, 09:02 AM
 
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Interesting what you have to say about Ross Perot. We lived in the Dallas area when he ran so have some knowledge of him personally. We did not vote for him, but I do think he would have done a fairly good job. Would he have been better than Trump? That is impossible to say.

It is also interesting about your in laws. My grandma, who had never voted for a Republican in her life, in fact she marched for women's rights to vote couldn't bring her to voting for a Catholic. My dad told her, if Kennedy was a good person he would govern his way and not let the church dictate. If he was weak, it would be a different story. Well, she ended up not voting and due to her age, I doubt she ever voted again.
Ross Perot had respect for the known unknowns.

There has been a poster on my frig since the kids were small. The message is half of being smart is knowing what you are dumb at.

IMO, Trump never learned that.

Ignorance and arrogance are a dangerous combination. Ross Perot was neither ignorant nor arrogant.

Some thought he was nutz.
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Old 03-11-2018, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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I'm feeling good and looking forward to my 10th vote for the next President of the United States.

With a little good fortune and my own attention, I think I'll last long enough to cast it.

2018 marks my 50th year as a voter, but I'll have to wait 2 more years before it's my 50th presidential election.
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Old 03-11-2018, 08:23 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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How many times did the person you vote for win?

I have voted in Three elections 2008, 2012 and 2016 I voted for Obama twice in 2008 and 2012 ,and Hillary in 2016.

So for me that's 2 wins and 1 loss.
Two: 2012 and 2016.

Also, for the record, I got the right to vote in 2010.
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Old 03-11-2018, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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How many times did the person you vote for win?

I have voted in Three elections 2008, 2012 and 2016 I voted for Obama twice in 2008 and 2012 ,and Hillary in 2016.

So for me that's 2 wins and 1 loss.
Reagan (1980)
Reagan (1984)
Bush (1988)
Bush (1992)
Dole (1996)
Browne (2000)
Badnarik (2004)
Barr (2008)
Johnson (2012)
Duncan (2016)

3 out of 10 is 30%. It's more about voting your conscience or making a statement, than winning or losing.
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Old 03-11-2018, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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Three, and lost all three electorally, won two states though...

2008: I voted McCain, he won the state but lost National Popular Vote and Electoral College vote.
2012: I voted Romney, he won the state but lost National Popular Vote and Electoral College vote.
2016: I voted Clinton, she lost the state, won the National Popular Vote and lost the Electoral College vote.
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Old 03-11-2018, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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Reagan (1980)
Reagan (1984)
Bush (1988)
Bush (1992)
Dole (1996)
Browne (2000)
Badnarik (2004)
Barr (2008)
Johnson (2012)
Duncan (2016)

3 out of 10 is 30%. It's more about voting your conscience or making a statement, than winning or losing.
I agree, in 2008 I didn't trust Obama. By 2012, he didn't earn it (though if the President had a six-year term, I would have voted for him in 2014.) I in no good conscience could ever vote for Trump for dog catcher. I am a Long Islander who moved to AZ, I know Trump is an untrustworthy SOB who shouldn't be anything but a businessman (and that is questionable.) I voted Clinton more as an F-U vote to the GOP than me supporting her or her platform. Voting Libertarian or Green wouldn't do **** considering the thresshold to be on a debate stage and plus I couldn't vote for Johnson due to the FairTax support.
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Old 03-14-2018, 06:13 AM
 
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All starting with 1972
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Old 03-14-2018, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Floyd Co, VA
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I'm 68 and have never missed or skipped any time there was an election, not even off years with just some local issues. I have never voted for a republican and mostly held my nose and voted for the lesser of two evils when voting in presidential and congressional races.

I've often vowed that I'm not going to vote but when election day rolls around I can't keep that vow.
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