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lancdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 07:24 PM
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How tall is John Kerry?
I'm curious because of that old adage that the taller candidate wins (I mean in presidential elections). He is taller than Bush, right? :)
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Cuban_Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 07:26 PM
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1. 6'4", I think. n/t
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 07:26 PM
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2. kerry is very tall. in 2000 debates bush wore padding in his shoes
to make him seem taller than he really is.
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NewYorkerfromMass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 07:26 PM
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3. several inches taller than Bush
I think Kerry's 6'4.
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David Dunham Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 07:26 PM
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4. Kerry Is about 6'3"; Bush only claims to be 5'11"
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Jack_Dawson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 07:27 PM
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5. 6"7"
I think. He's a tall one. Bush would have to stand on a couple phone booths.
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displacedtexan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 07:28 PM
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6. Kerry is the only candidate taller than *.
one of those things that makes you go hhhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmmmmm...
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mlawson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 07:29 PM
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8. Edwards is taller than 5'11", right?? n/t
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poopyjr Donating Member (251 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 07:52 PM
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11. Edwards and Bush are around the same height IMO
Edwards might be a tad taller.
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maxanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 09:41 PM
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24. if Edwards is 6'
he's taller than Bush. I don't believe Bush is 5'11". He's shorter than that. Like everything else about him - the height claim is phony.
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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 07:59 PM
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15. I think Edwards is 6 feet even.
Dean, Kucinich, and Clark are all rather short.
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Dookus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 07:29 PM
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7. 9 '6"
but I'm just guessing ;)

He's pretty tall!
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poopyjr Donating Member (251 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 07:30 PM
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9. Kerry is 6'4 and has tall hair. While Bush is around 5'10.
It's widely known that Bush actually wore padded/platform shoes during the Gore debates. All the Kiss platform boots in the world won't save Bush from looking like a nitwit standing next to Kerry.
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lancdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 07:56 PM
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13. I just got an image in my head
of Bush wearing KISS platform shoes. Hehehehe ...
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 09:51 PM
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25. You're right, Poopyjr
The Pretzel-Dunce is 5' 11', my foot (if you'll pardon the expression). He looks more like a shade under 5-10 to me. But you'd never know it to look at his official photos--somehow, he always manages to be among the tallest person in them.

rocknation
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maxr4clark Donating Member (639 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 07:49 PM
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10. as tall as...

Lurch from the Addams Family;
Frankenstein's monster; and
Abe Lincoln.

Take your pick.
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lancdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 07:53 PM
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12. I think his nickname on freerepublic is Lurch
:evilgrin:
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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 07:58 PM
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14. Well, that adage is not always true.
Carter was shorter than Ford, but I think that's the only real exception. Bush was shorter than Gore, but of course, Bush sat on his brother's shoulders.
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Raya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 08:06 PM
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16. Tall enough that Bush won't want to do the debate handshake
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poopyjr Donating Member (251 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 08:08 PM
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18. Kerry must see that that happens <nm>
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 08:07 PM
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17. Well, not tall enough to be confused with Lurch
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rockymountaindem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 08:15 PM
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19. Hey, Hey... HEY!!!
Edited on Fri Jan-23-04 08:16 PM by rockymountaindem
Don't rule out the short people! I'm somewhere between 5'6'' and 5'7'' and I'm pretty tired of the tall people pretending like they can win based on looks and stature. Just remember, Stalin was 5'4'' and Goebbels was 5'0'' (man, now there's someone who's ass I really could have kicked). See, small people can wield great power (not that I'd actually want to be like those guys... anyone know how tall Churchill was?). I know what you're thinking, but no, Napoleon was actually 5'7'', above average height for his day. The 5'2'' thing is an error.

But hey, I've grown more than an inch in the last year, so perhaps I can still make it to 5'8'' by the time I'm 18 or 19.
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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 08:18 PM
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20. Yes, but just THINK of Kerry standing up there beside Bush!
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 08:26 PM
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21. If you were 6-4 that would have taken only one "Hey"
And unfortunately that's the way it works. Unless you can make one passionate cry and get attention :)
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maxanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 09:39 PM
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22. he's around
6'4". I met him in the spring - and he seemed about the same height as my daughter - 6'4". Tall.
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poopyjr Donating Member (251 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 10:02 PM
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27. Your daughter is 6'4????
Volleyball?
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windansea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 09:40 PM
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23. if elected
Kerry would be the tallest Prez ever
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poopyjr Donating Member (251 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 10:03 PM
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28. Lincoln was 6'4 also <nm>
Some think Lincoln actually had a growth disorder.
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maxr4clark Donating Member (639 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-04 12:39 AM
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31. Lincoln may have had Marfan's syndrome
...although there are a lot of very similar, but less severe conditions. I know because I supposedly have "Marfanoid habitus mitral valve prolapse", which is one of those less severe conditions.

BTW I'm 6'3", but when my older brother is nearby I stretch almost another half inch. He admitted not too long ago that he is really only 6'2"; he cheated the last time we were measured. Not that height is important, or anything.
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mb7588a Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 09:59 PM
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26. As tall as Mt. Rushmore itself! nt.
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Feanorcurufinwe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 10:08 PM
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29. He stands head and shoulders above the other candidates
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Shanty Oilish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 10:15 PM
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30. You don't have to hold him to change a light bulb
John F. Kerry
He ain't scary
He's tall.
That's all.
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LBJBestEver Donating Member (112 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-04 12:41 AM
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32. An inch taller than our tallest Democratic President (LBJ)
Kerry is 6'4.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-04 08:21 AM
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34. Hi LBJBestEver!!
Welcome to DU!! :toast:
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Lobo_13 Donating Member (569 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-04 12:43 AM
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33. Physically or morally?
The difference between bigfoot and a garden gnome.
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