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MGKrebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-27-07 07:58 PM
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33. If she could convince me she was the most capable.
Why would I restrict my choices because of some weird quirk of fate that might have made the most qualified candidate related to a previous President?

Would she have beaten Harry Truman in the primary? All polls showed that he was going to lose, but somehow beat Dewey. Would Eleanor beaten him? Could she have kept the Dixiecrats from splitting? No, and No.

If Eleanor were running today? I doubt I would pick her over Clinton. There has been a lot of water under the bridge.
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  -Would you have voted for Eleanor Roosevelt if she had run for president? Heaven and Earth  Jun-27-07 05:38 PM   #0 
  - I was a bit young at the time...  Buzz Clik   Jun-27-07 05:40 PM   #1 
  - I would have loved to vote for her - first woman prez, humanitarian - what's not to love??  patricia92243   Jun-27-07 05:41 PM   #2 
  - Might I add  wryter2000   Jun-27-07 05:42 PM   #6 
     - I don't see Hillary's name mentioned in the OP. n/t  patricia92243   Jun-27-07 07:13 PM   #26 
        - Yeah, but everyone knew what I was talking about anyway.  Heaven and Earth   Jun-27-07 07:14 PM   #27 
  - I have no idea  kirby   Jun-27-07 05:41 PM   #3 
  - Touche  wryter2000   Jun-27-07 05:41 PM   #4 
  - Not really  dsc   Jun-27-07 05:45 PM   #10 
     - minor correction  bornskeptic   Jun-28-07 09:02 AM   #42 
        - damn McKinley was death on a stick  dsc   Jun-28-07 03:49 PM   #43 
  - Hillary is not even close to being in Eleanor's league!  pocoloco   Jun-27-07 05:41 PM   #5 
  - As I suppose this is a vieled response to those who are unenthusiastic about Hillary, I would like  saracat   Jun-27-07 05:43 PM   #7 
  - Yes, I would vote for her. She was far more liberal than her husband and she worked with the real  Mountainman   Jun-27-07 05:43 PM   #8 
  - Had I been alive...  liberal N proud   Jun-27-07 05:44 PM   #9 
  - Sure.  Old and In the Way   Jun-27-07 05:47 PM   #11 
  - Love FDR, strongly dislike Eleanor  StudentsMustUniteNow   Jun-27-07 05:49 PM   #12 
  - Very few people on this board I doubt we alive during that  Bullet1987   Jun-27-07 05:52 PM   #14 
  - I just read your definition of a "Liberal" in another thread...  Totally Committed   Jun-27-07 06:31 PM   #22 
  - Hey kid, Eleanor was one of my Grandmothers best friends and Eleanor was  saracat   Jun-27-07 07:42 PM   #28 
  - Jean Edward Smith's latest FDR biography  StudentsMustUniteNow   Jun-27-07 07:42 PM   #29 
     - Thanks .I consider my grandmother a primary source.  saracat   Jun-27-07 07:53 PM   #30 
     - Well the quotes are directly from Ms. Roosevelt's letters  StudentsMustUniteNow   Jun-27-07 07:55 PM   #31 
        - I think you should know that Eleanor was one of the only people to  saracat   Jun-27-07 08:21 PM   #34 
           - Her letters at one point contained harshly anti-Semitic statements  StudentsMustUniteNow   Jun-27-07 09:12 PM   #36 
              - Really? Well she was of her time and The author of the biography you quote seems  saracat   Jun-27-07 09:46 PM   #38 
     - She was anti-Semetic when young and Saw the Light.  MookieWilson   Jun-30-07 08:51 AM   #46 
  - Uh, no. She supported Israel and her best bud - Elinor Morgenthau was Jewish.  MookieWilson   Jun-30-07 08:50 AM   #45 
  - sure, Eleanor was very cool!  tigereye   Jun-27-07 05:51 PM   #13 
  - Of course. And the analogy doesn't hold anyway.  Ken Burch   Jun-27-07 05:53 PM   #15 
  - If it was meant to be a trick (it wasn't), it wasn't a very good one, was it?  Heaven and Earth   Jun-27-07 06:10 PM   #18 
     - I stand corrected as to your motivations.  Ken Burch   Jun-27-07 06:46 PM   #24 
        - Much appreciated!  Heaven and Earth   Jun-27-07 06:51 PM   #25 
  - Hell yes! We would have had a Civil Rights bill of 1954...  Solon   Jun-27-07 05:59 PM   #16 
  - Yes, because she was a true progressive.  Oregonian   Jun-27-07 06:02 PM   #17 
  - I wouldn't have decided not to vote for her simply because she was married to FDR  onenote   Jun-27-07 06:14 PM   #19 
  - Ms Roosevelt was responsible for a neighboring community's existence  tech3149   Jun-27-07 06:14 PM   #20 
  - Well Teddy Roosevelt was a republican and Franklin R. came some time after him as a Dem.  MichiganVote   Jun-27-07 06:27 PM   #21 
  - sure.  ulysses   Jun-27-07 06:41 PM   #23 
  - No  Ethelk2044   Jun-27-07 07:56 PM   #32 
  - If she could convince me she was the most capable.  MGKrebs   Jun-27-07 07:58 PM   #33 
  - What she Did for Marian Anderson Alone  pacoyogi   Jun-27-07 08:43 PM   #35 
  - AMEN!  burrowowl   Jun-27-07 09:33 PM   #37 
  - Right on.And to think some posted she was an elitest and anti Semite! GRRR>  saracat   Jun-27-07 09:47 PM   #39 
  - Against who? n/t  TygrBright   Jun-27-07 09:53 PM   #40 
  - Absolutely, without question.  Vidar   Jun-28-07 08:41 AM   #41 
  - Yes, I would have.  MookieWilson   Jun-30-07 08:47 AM   #44 

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