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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:55 PM
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Presidents/Vice Presidents you've seen in person.
Clinton and Gore.

I'll be able to add Kerry to that list after November.
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adriennel Donating Member (776 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:56 PM
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1. Clinton
even shook his hand!
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schyzo-nas Donating Member (52 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:29 PM
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23. Clinton
On september 10th 2001 in Port Douglas, Australia.
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adriennel Donating Member (776 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:31 PM
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38. wow, I don't remember the date
but I did see some of the White House that is now "off-limits" to visitors. that was pretty cool.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:56 PM
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2. I've met Al Gore and I've seen Clinton and Bush Sr (when he was VP) speak
:bounce:
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:57 PM
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3. Clinton
when he was in Annapolis in 1999
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catzies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:57 PM
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4. President Clinton at a fundraiser for Rep. Lois Capps (D-Santa Barbara)
Got pics too. :loveya:
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:57 PM
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Clinton, Gore, Carter
The latter was here for a book signing. :D
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SaveElmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:57 PM
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5. Clinton, Gore, Carter, and....wait for it...
Edited on Tue May-25-04 01:58 PM by SaveElmer
Nixon!!! When I was 11 my Aunt took my brother and I to an Inaugural Ball, and we shook his hand!!!

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Commendatori Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:58 PM
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6. Assuming you mean
presidents and vice presidents who held the offices at the time I saw them:

Reagan / Bush
Bush / Quayle
Clinton / Gore
Bush / Cheney

If exes count, throw in Ford, Nixon, Carter.
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Don_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:58 PM
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7. JFK and Clinton
I would have seen Kerry but the only press coverage in my area was vague at best.
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CO Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:58 PM
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8. Clinton & Nixon
I saw Clinton in Pueblo in 1996 when he was running for re-election, and got within ten feet of shaking his hand before I was pushed away by the crowd.

In 1969, Nixon came to Morristown NJ to campaign for Willism Cahill, who was running for governor. I gave both of them the finger as the presidential limo drove by.
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Lefta Dissenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:59 PM
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9. Gore and
future vice-president Clark! :D
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asjr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:00 PM
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10. FDR, Truman, LBJ, Bush 1, Gore
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:00 PM
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11. Gerald Ford. I was a waitress at a Banquet for him.
nt
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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:01 PM
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12. Cater at a Book Signing
and yes, he signed my book.
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:03 PM
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13. I yelled obscenities at Richard Nixon in a motorcade in 1974
Shook hands with Jimmy Carter in 1976 (before he beat Ford), and saw Clinton speak in October 1992 (also before he became president)
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argyl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:11 PM
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18. Did the same to Nixon in 1970. Saw Smirk's limo going by in 2002.I was in
the "Free Speech" zone on the SMU campus.Saw Nixon at Market Hall in Dallas.
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:55 PM
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28. In the final sring before he resigned, when he was despised
everywhere, one of the few places he could still get a decent crowd was Jackson Mississippi. We couldn't get into hear him speak, so I stood around with my friends and my favorite prof and waited for the limo. I did get to see him, briefly, and was so angry I could barely focus.
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:07 PM
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14. JFK, Johnson, Nixon, Carter, Clinton,
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TNDemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:07 PM
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15. Gore. When he was senator
he used to do these town meetings, which were very small, in different communities. I went to see him around 1989 and was just amazed at the quesions he could answer on almost anything. Shook his hand. We went to see him announce Lieberman as his running mate (people dropping like flies from the heat).
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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:08 PM
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16. Carter.
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Sticky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:11 PM
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17. President and Mrs Clinton
When they arrived in Halifax for the G8 Summit. They were adored here and the crowd was wild with excitement.

Ahhhh.... good times. :-)
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:13 PM
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19. I shook President Carter's hand.
I was in a crowd that greeted him at the airport. I was about 8 or 9.
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truthspeaker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:16 PM
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20. None while in office. Clinton during the 1992 campaign.
Carter and Mondale (long) after their terms were finished, at a Macalester College commencement.
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ThoughtCriminal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:18 PM
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21. NIxon
Came to our southern town late in the 2nd term. He was trying to find a friendly crowd.

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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:23 PM
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22. while in Office?
Edited on Tue May-25-04 02:24 PM by northzax
Raygun, Bush I (who knew we'd once think of him as the 'good bush'), Clinton, Gore, Bush II (inaguaration and multiple motorcades)


does flipping the Bird to GW from about 20 feet away while he was riding down Independance last week count? yes, I know he saw me, the tourist next to me were waving, and he waved back.
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dryan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:42 PM
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26. My list
Johnson - twice
Humphrey - once
Carter - 3 times - twice when he was running and 1 as president
Clinton - I think three times - twice when he was Governor of Ark. and once when he was running for President
I also saw Adlai Stephenson when I was a very young child
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capriccio Donating Member (306 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:41 PM
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24. JFK
and I once caught a dumbass cokehead picking around in my garbage...could've been Bush. Hard to tell, though. It was dark.
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DieboldMustDie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:42 PM
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25. I was within 15 feet or so of Poppy at Logan Airport in 1980.
I was flying to Chicago; I'd guess he was en route either to or from Kennebunkport. Probably could have walked over shaken his hand, but didn't really care to. Also saw Reagan in 1984 in Boston's City Hall Plaza.
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quisp Donating Member (926 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:42 PM
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27. Carter and Clinton
I met Jimmy Carter when I was 12 years old. He had been on subs in the Navy with a man up the street. He was governor of Georgia at the time. He threw the football and played kick the can with the neighborhood kids.

I met Bill Clinton when I was a sound technician working freelance in Baltimore. Talk with him for about 5 minutes. He's a really nice guy.
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DeposeTheBoyKing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:57 PM
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29. Clinton and Gore
Saw them at the Midwest Inaugural Ball in 1993. If and when Kerry is elected, I can say I saw him too (at the Pitt rally last month).
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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:14 PM
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30. I'm adding Prime Ministers
Trudeau
Chretien
Martin

also Deputy Prime Minister Anne McLellan (talked to her on Saturday)
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PartyPooper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:18 PM
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31. I shook LBJ's hand in 1964.
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AntiCoup2K4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:21 PM
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32. Clinton & Gore
And some day, President Dean will be added to the list :)
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PAMod Donating Member (651 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:27 PM
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33. Clinton in '92 & twice in '93.
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LonelyLRLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:04 PM
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34. Clinton and Gore - Election nights 1992 and 1996
I was in the huge crowds in front of the Old State House in Little Rock on both Clinton/Gore election nights - wall-to-wall people, media from all over the world, people selling t-shirts and political buttons - lots of fun. Wish Clinton could run again - he'd win.

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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:13 PM
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35. Fantastic
Both nights were so exciting for me. To be there in person must have been a thrill.
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LonelyLRLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 08:00 PM
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43. Was a thrill, but this year a Kerry win will be great, too
even if I can't be there in person... Got a call today from the state Democratic Party looking for Kerry volunteers - we appear to be one of the swing states, so maybe we can be the deciding electoral votes.
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:17 PM
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36. President Gore.
Elected President Gore, that is.

I saw him at a rally about a month before the election.
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BlackVelvetElvis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:23 PM
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37. G.W. Bush
I saw him speak the day after the infamous SOTU "axis of evil" speech. Very few minorities there, or few dems for that matter. I got to boo Jesse Helms in person!

I also remember seeing Hubert Humphrey when I was small.
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Bluzmann57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:36 PM
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39. Clinton, Gore, Reagan, Ford, Carter
Even attempted to buy Clinton a beer, but his agents told me no. I did shake his hand though. He was campaigning in the Village of East Davenport at the time and it was raining so he went into a drinking establishment to meet some of the folks. The others were visiting for various reasons. Reagan was raised about 60 or 70 miles from here and used to work for a local radio station. WAAAAAAAAY before my time.
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:40 PM
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40. Gerald Ford - celebrity golf tournament
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beyurslf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:41 PM
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41. Gore. Met HRC and have my pic and she signed my book.
Kerry after Nov. if he chooses Clark as VP add him.
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:41 PM
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42. Reagan and Pappy Bush
I saw Cheney when he was SECDEF from my days @ the Pentagon
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