Your favorite also rans?

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    Who has run for president who you wish had done better? Current candidates or past. Whether you liked them a lot and wanted them to win or were just intrigued by them and would have liked them to stay in at least a little longer.



    I'm obviously in the very tiny minority but I was actually excited about Huntsman possibly running when I first heard about it. I still like him. Too bad so sad for me ! :)
     
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    William Howard Taft
    Robert Taft
    Barry Goldwater

    Self-explanatory.
     
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    Alan Keyes (1996, 2000, 2008), Duncan Hunter (2008)
     
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    Of the whole field of Republican Candidates, he certainly has the most balls. He is not afraid to state his opinions and the reason for them. He does not pander to the wingnuts. And he has a good record as governor of Utah.
     
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    At this moment in history, I'm wondering what things would look like today if Hillary had done a bit better.
     
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    Gary Johnson.

    Ron Paul sort of stole his thunder. He's the only libertarian who's demonstrated a real ability to operate in the executive role. I hope he does better in the future. I'll probably be voting for him in the general election, as he is running for the Libertarian Party nomination.
     
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    Hillary would have implemented a national healthcare system. She also wrote her college thesis on Saul Alinsky...( Rules for Radicals ) :eek:
     
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    Yeah, I didn't really favor her, I just wonder what the political landscape would look like today had the democrat with the bigger balls won in 2008.

    I still think she was the favorite of 'the establishment' - but that's what a 'what if' thread is all about, eh?
     
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    The political landscape today, would have looked much better, in my opinion. She would be similar to Bill, in `95 and work :WITH :, ( Gingrich )instead of governing by mandate, which Obama DID say he would do if he didn't get the votes for his socialized medical program. He would decree it. Ram it through.

    Good ole` Ben Nelson, and that Cornhusker Kickback for his state, was the vote that put the healthcare debacle in place. Hmm....Ben retiiring though....now...:badgrin: He knows he hasn't a chance with the voters....they hate him.
     
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    Adlai Stevenson.

    He said, "If the Republicans will stop lying about the Democrats, the Democrats will stop telling the truth about the Republicans."

    Bless him.
     

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