Gov Mitch Daniels of Indiana hasa big negative

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    to run for president.

    His height. 5'7" and that may be generous.

    Would look bad against 6'1" Obama in debates.

    Only one president since Truman has been under 6 feet and that was Carter at 5'8".

    Americans like tall presidents.
     
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    Doubt it would matter unless they are playing basketball.
     
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    George Washington was 6'3" and Abe Lincoln was 6'4".
     
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    The right person at that height could win IF they had a personality and charisma that would excite the voters. The man in question, while seemingly competent, is unfortunately lackluster. Marco Rubio looks fairly short ( I will check it out ) but I think he could excite an audience of many thousands...:)
     
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    So.. by your reasoning, we'll never have a Gal President...

    Dang .. I wish John Thune wouldn't have bowed out already...couldn't afford it..$
     
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    I don't think he had enough name recognition or personality, either. Nice eyes, though..;)
     
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    A woman president in high heels can level the playing field
     
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    I could deal with a 5'7" Sarah Palin in heels........................
     
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    Lack of height was one of McCains negatives.
     
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    Mitch Daniels' disastrous tenure as Bush's budget director might be a negative too.
     
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