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View Poll Results: Vote for somebody who doesn't have a degree?
Yes 153 72.51%
No 58 27.49%
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Old 02-13-2015, 02:07 PM
 
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As I and others have pointed out, numerous times, Wisconsin voters have had three chances to turn him out. They have not; as recently as three months ago. Academes, college students and unionistas can be noisey, at times souding larger than their numbers. Just noise. Sort of like a toddlers temper tantrum.
Your post has actually nothing to do with what I posted.

 
Old 02-13-2015, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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I don't think I will. Governor Walker may have trouble being elected president for not having a degree.

Scott Walker has no college degree. Thatís normal for an American, but not a president. - The Washington Post
Well then you would have hated Harry Truman.

http://www.snopes.com/quotes/truman/truman.asp#F3QF7wXkCC7BlpoG.99

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After President Truman retired from office in 1952, he was left with an income consisting of basically just a U.S. Army pension, reported to have been only $13,507.72 a year. Congress, noting that he was paying for his stamps and personally licking them, granted him an "allowance" and, later, a retroactive pension of $25,000 per year. When offered corporate positions at large salaries, he declined, stating, "You don't want me. You want the office of the president, and that doesn't belong to me. It belongs to the American people and it's not for sale."
How disgusting a man is that? Anyone knows a President with a degree would have jumped at the chance to earn $80 million after he left office but Truman, not being college educated, was to stupid to sell out to the highest bidding corporation you so revile!

For a great non-fiction read I would suggest Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure: The True Story of a Great American Road Trip.



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In the summer of 1953, Harry Truman did something no former president had ever done before ó and none has done since.

He took a road trip.

Unaccompanied by Secret Service agents, bodyguards, or attendants of any kind, Truman and his wife Bess drove 2,500 miles from their home in Missouri to the East Coast and back again. The trip lasted nearly three weeks. One night they stayed in a cheap motel. Another night they crashed with friends. All along the way, they ate in roadside diners.

In Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure, award-winning author Matthew Algeo recounts this amazing journey and the former presidentís amusing attempts to keep a low profile. In New York, Harry stumbles into the sidewalk shot of the Today show. In Pennsylvania, he gets pulled over for careless driving.

Throughout the book there are brief detours into topics such as the postwar American auto industry, McCarthyism, the development of the nation's highway system, and the decline of Main Street America.

By the end of the journey, readers will have a new and heartfelt appreciation for Americaís last citizen-president.
Harry Truman was the last President without a college education but he had something clearly lacking in today's Presidential politicians and that is courage, guts and honesty. Most of all honesty, he called them as he saw em.

Harry S. Truman (1945-1953): Less Than $1 Million Net Worth. Truman was a haberdasher in Missouri and nearly went bankrupt. He served 18 years in Washington, D.C. Despite his modest income, he was able to save some of his presidential salary.

Yep, who wants that? I agree with knowledge, I want someone that has the brains and knows how to sell out to corporate interests! Darn straight I do!
 
Old 02-13-2015, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Would you vote for somebody who doesn't have a college degree?
I don't think that a college degree is a prerequisite for leadership. I am certain there are many effective leaders without college degrees. Therefore, yes, I would vote for somebody who doesn't have a college degree provided that he has a record as an effective leader - which should be the case for all elected officials.

[but is not always, unfortunately]
 
Old 02-13-2015, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Syracuse IS Central New York.
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It would really depend on the candidate and the office they are seeking. If it was a candidate for a local office, no reason why a college degree would really be needed, but I would like them to show some intelligence.

However, the higher levels of government such as Federal, I would prefer a candidate with a college degree.
 
Old 02-13-2015, 02:24 PM
 
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Which he won, followed by winning reelection in 2014.

Looks like his moves are popular enough to give him 3 electoral wins in 4 years.
Exactly. And hasn't he lowered property taxes in his state?

A friend of mine hated him at first, since she's a union supporter. Funny, she's been suspiciously silent about him since it' put money back into her pocket.
 
Old 02-13-2015, 02:26 PM
 
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No I wouldn't.

If a receptionist has to have a college degree, so does the president in my mind.
I wasn't aware that all receptionists were required to have a college degree?
 
Old 02-13-2015, 02:26 PM
 
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Yes I would...I have two degrees if it matters.
 
Old 02-13-2015, 02:27 PM
 
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I don't think I will. Governor Walker may have trouble being elected president for not having a degree.

Scott Walker has no college degree. That’s normal for an American, but not a president. - The Washington Post
Is this a trick question? Bill Gates is a college drop out. when you look at what we have now ...degrees don't = common sense. Walkers credentials this far speak for themselves, I would ABSOLUTELY vote for him for President.
 
Old 02-13-2015, 02:30 PM
 
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Same old, same old for the Dems. They just cannot imagine a conservative as worthy. Typical down their nose view.
They're just setting up the narrative for 2016. Romney was a rich, out-of-touch snob. Now that their darling Hilary shares the same bio, they have to move on to another "talking point" to discredit Walker.
 
Old 02-13-2015, 02:32 PM
 
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Just cannot figure out how a guy so hated by a few academe, students and unionistas can keep winning the elections in a state, the way he does. I've reviewed the three Gubernatorial election maps. It is the same half-dozen counties that keep voting against him. All centered around UW Madison and UW Milwaukee. Pretty clear.

EDIT: In the 2008 and agaqin in the 2012 Presidential Election, percentages like Mr Walker's below have been referred too as 'landslide', 'mandate', and such. Must be.

For comparison; Pres Obama's election results.
2008 66,882,230 53.0% 58,343,671 46.0

2012 65,918,507 51.01% 60,934,407 47.15%

Gov. Walker
2010 Original Gubernatorial Election - Walker v Barrett 52.25% (1,128,941) v 46.48% (1,004,303)

2012 Recall - Walker v Barrett 53.1% (1,335,585) v 46.3% (1,164,480) Voter turnout in the election was 57.8 percent, the highest for a gubernatorial election not on a presidential ballot in Wisconsin history.

2014 Reelection ( I think of this one as the "Ok, Let's try the war on women angle." Democrat failed strategy.) - Walker v Burke 52.3% (1,259,162) v 46.6% (1,121,555).
Walker's recall campaign raised half of its funding outside the state. There is an ongoing investigation into his campaign's alleged illegal coordination without outside spenders. Interestingly enough, one of Walker's student government campaigns at Marquette was also accused of breaking the rules.

And a landslide in a national election cannot be compared to a local election.
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