Vice Presidents that should have become Presidents, there are lots to choose from

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    I would pick Nelson A. Rockefeller as the best vice president that should have been president in his political life. He had a very good record as governor of New York (1959-1973). He put in place the strictest drug laws, and he helped to develop New York into a modren state.

    As Vice President, he presided over a Presidential Commission in 1975 that was investigating the CIA and some of its covert activities. At its conclusion he said that "the CIA has engaged in a number of plainly unlawful programs". But the report was filed away and no one faced any legal consequences.

    He would have been a great Liberal Republican President if his Presidental campaigns in either 60, 64, or 68 suceeded. Shame he was never picked.
     
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    :laugh: I think this is the most interesting 1st and 2nd posts I've ever read. Tell more...
     
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    What do you mean interesting, and tell you more about Rocky?
     
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    Yeah, like why he would have made a great President.
     
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    Ok, maybe not a great one, but and pretty darn good one.
     
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    Why? Really.
     
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    I don't know what he specifically would have done, but his record in New York is a good one. He modernized New York into a superstate. He cracked down on druggies.
     
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    NY was 'superstate' since early 1800's. So he was a good governor? How would that translate to good president in 70's?
     
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    Why don't we wait, and see if other people join in the thread first.
     
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    Wait for what?
     

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