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hyphenate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-11 01:53 AM
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If you could travel through time to work on some politician's
campaign for the presidency,(win or lose it doesn't really matter) whose campaign would you have liked to work on?

For the sake of whimsy, you need not hold to the communications methods in whatever bygone era you choose--you can use whatever tools would be in your reach nowadays.

Who would you have believed in enough to make the committment to get them to the White House?














I've been finding myself quoting a lot from Adlai Stevenson, and I think I would have picked him. He sounds like a totally empathetic and compassionate man, and his ideals seem to reflect a lot of mine as well.
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denem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-11 01:58 AM
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1. Gore 2000.
Edited on Fri Feb-11-11 02:05 AM by denem
Ditch the 'Alpha Male' crap.
Stick to the Economy.
Embrace Clinton.
No sighs in the Debates.
Demand total recount in Florida,
(instead of delays for partial recounts).

I'm resisting RFK under the heading of
alternative history.
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Gato Moteado Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-11 02:02 AM
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2. bobby kennedy in '68.....
....so i could have done something to block the assassination by sirhan sirhan.

failing that, ronald reagan in 1980 so i could have thrown a wrench in it to help carter win.
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Kaleva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-11 02:27 AM
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3. James M. Cox in 1920. FDR was his running mate.
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Capitalocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-11 02:32 AM
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4. McGovern '72
but get me back in the time machine before election night so I don't shoot myself.

Actually, I wonder if he would've won if modern communication existed back then...
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Buddyblazon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-11 02:36 AM
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5. Howard Dean...
and seeing as I came from the future...I'd stop him from "the scream".

How great would President Dean have been?
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-11 02:38 AM
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6. That is still my dream.
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Tunkamerica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-11 03:23 AM
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7. Schwartzeneggar/Norris 2016
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Ricky Ricardo Donating Member (64 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-11 03:26 AM
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8. Jimmy Carter. He was a million in debt when he left office. n/t
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