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Old 04-27-2009, 10:55 PM
 
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Old 04-27-2009, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Considering the current system, is it possible for a person who has never held any federal, state or local office to run for President and be elected? (Not on a Republican or Democrat ticket)


If someone tried it in 2012, what do you think would happen?


Can you think of a non-politician you would like to see as President?
Right now John Bolton, former UN Ambassador and a guy who's been around the block a few more times than W, O, McC, Kerry, etc., looks good.

Jeanne Kilpatrick, also a UN Ambassador who took no guff, would have made a good president too.
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Old 04-28-2009, 01:52 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Right now John Bolton, former UN Ambassador and a guy who's been around the block a few more times than W, O, McC, Kerry, etc., looks good.

Jeanne Kilpatrick, also a UN Ambassador who took no guff, would have made a good president too.
I would support John Bolton for President. I like his no nonsense approach to things. That the Senate and the UN didn't like him, makes me like him more. A fireman's son makes him okay in my book. It tells me he wasn't a spoiled kid growing up.
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Old 04-28-2009, 06:08 PM
 
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I lokked up John Bolton, impressive, but also scary. Can you imagine what he would do as president? I think he would have favor with the people, but not the international community. Then again, who cares about the rest of the world. Fix America first before looking abroad.
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Old 08-29-2014, 02:22 AM
 
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There have been four Presidents with no prior political experience, but all had military experience:

George Washington
Zachary Taylor
Ulysses S. Grant
Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Old 08-29-2014, 06:58 AM
 
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Why would we want someone who has no training in politics to run the United States? That's like getting a guy off the street to perform brain surgery.
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Old 08-29-2014, 07:01 AM
 
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John Bolton is a stanch neoconservative. Other neocons include Dick Cheney, Don Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz. If you want us to be at war led by people who are good at starting fights but incompetent at ending them, by all means pick an idiot like Bolton. Fortunately the American people will pick Clinton.
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Old 08-29-2014, 04:20 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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John Bolton is a stanch neoconservative. Other neocons include Dick Cheney, Don Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz. If you want us to be at war led by people who are good at starting fights but incompetent at ending them, by all means pick an idiot like Bolton. Fortunately the American people will pick Clinton.
Not to mention the moustache...see Thomas Dewey.
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Old 08-30-2014, 12:57 PM
 
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No because presidential candidates have a large invisible machinery usually behind them, a network of fundraisers and supportive politicians each helping out in their small way that combines into a huge advantage. Look how no one has gotten in this century without the backroom dealmakers liking them. Some people might point to Obama beating Clinton and assuming she had the establishment behind her but a good portion of the Democratic party despises the Clintons. Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer and Dick Durbin all conspired against Hillary along with hundreds of others. No true outsider will ever get into the White House.
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Old 01-21-2016, 04:38 PM
 
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This thread is quite amusing now. Whether Trump pulls it off or not, the answer is clearly "yes."
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