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Old 10-09-2007, 09:37 PM
 
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Will there be a senator elected president in 2008, for the first time since JFK in 1960?
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Old 10-09-2007, 09:56 PM
 
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Kind of early to call that?
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Old 10-10-2007, 08:25 AM
 
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Kind of early to call that?
Sure its early , but when you consider that the two front runners clinton , obama on the dem side are sitting senators,plus biden and dodd, and you have mccain , brownback for the republicans, then you throw in former senators thompson & edwards, what is the likely hood that a senator will be elected or will it continue to be a govenor, romney, huckabee, richardson! I will say this if you were to ask clinton about her odds of being the first senator in 47 years plus the odds of being the first woman ever, I am sure she would down play it, but if she is elected, we will never here the end of it, it will be the most historic orgasmic love fest we have ever seen ,especially from the media!
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Old 10-10-2007, 08:28 AM
 
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If Hillary is elected, yes, there will be a great deal of media attention because she would be the 1st female President.

However, I don't seem to weight whether the candidate is a Senator, Gov, or playboy.


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Sure its early , but when you consider that the two front runners clinton , obama on the dem side are sitting senators,plus biden and dodd, and you have mccain , brownback for the republicans, then you throw in former senators thompson & edwards, what is the likely hood that a senator will be elected or will it continue to be a govenor, romney, huckabee, richardson! I will say this if you were to ask clinton about her odds of being the first senator in 47 years plus the odds of being the first woman ever, I am sure she would down play it, but if she is elected, we will never here the end of it, especially from the media!
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Old 10-10-2007, 08:40 AM
 
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If Hillary is elected, yes, there will be a great deal of media attention because she would be the 1st female President.

However, I don't seem to weight whether the candidate is a Senator, Gov, or playboy.
just interesting to me why we havent elected a senator, I dont know the number but plenty have run and even been the nominee for their party, just one of those things that makes me go hmmmmm.......
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Old 10-10-2007, 08:42 AM
 
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Could be...or just a coincidence.


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just interesting to me why we havent elected a senator, I dont know the number but plenty have run and even been the nominee for their party, just one of those things that makes me go hmmmmm.......
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Old 10-10-2007, 08:45 AM
 
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Could be...or just a coincidence.
I dont know the exact facts but I believe before kennedy you have to go way back to find the next sitting senator ever elected! warren g harding 1921!
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Old 10-10-2007, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Sacramento
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just interesting to me why we havent elected a senator, I dont know the number but plenty have run and even been the nominee for their party, just one of those things that makes me go hmmmmm.......
I think it is likely, and the reason it hasn't happened for so long is that they have a voting record on national issues, which makes them an easier target than a former governor.
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Old 10-10-2007, 11:50 AM
 
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You might also argue that governors have more executive experience than Senators, espcially in the area of budgeting and bipartisan nuts and bolts. Senators tend to have their heads in the clouds and enjoy being, well, Senatorial.

Which is why Romney should be doing better than he has, so far. He's the only one with real successful leadership experience.
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Old 10-10-2007, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Newton, NJ (but my heart is in Tennessee)
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I'm wondering when we will have a president not named Clinton or Bush. If Hillary is elected and serves 8 years, we will have had a consecutive period of 28 years in American history where the president's name was one of these two. Time for a change.

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