Does the taller candidate always win?

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    In his 1982 book Too Small, Too Tall psychologist John Gillis says that in the 21 presidential elections from 1904 to 1984, the taller candidate won 80 percent of the time. What's more, he says, in the whole history of the Republic, only two presidents--Harrison and James Madison (5'4")--were appreciably shorter than the average height in their day.
     
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    Why when I look at this image do I see Allie?

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    Just about as accurate as some "tall man" tale. lol :lol:
     
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    Actual studied have shown that the one most common trait among successful men in western culture is "height."

    Anthropologists claim that this goes back to when the tallest of the hunters saw both the game and the danger first.

    Check out our male leaders. Most of them are tall. It has nothing to do with competence, but since when have we been able to get the best to be the leaders anyway?

    There are very few Napoleons and Ross Perots.
     
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    John Kerry - 6'4"

    George W. Bush 5' 11"

    that would be a no
     
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    John Kerry's ego made him 3 feet taller... he's really 3'4" and a closet midget..
     
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    :thup: Wish I could give you a "high 5' for this one! lol :lol:
     
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    Did he mentioned that ailment that some short men have, The "Napoleon Complex?"
     
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    $tall girl short man.jpg
     
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    Napoleon was actually not short, supposedly. Something about 'French' feet being longer than 'British' feet- I think he was something like 5'8'', which was actually kinda above average in turn of the [18th] century France.
     
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    McCain is getting shorter by the minute.
     

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