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Sat Dec 8, 2018, 05:04 PM

US Politics: sitting presidents not renominated.

Last edited Sat Dec 8, 2018, 07:57 PM - Edit history (1)

I was curious about this as it could apply in 2020.

Apparently itís only happened once to an elected president, Franklin Pierce (14) in 1856.

Others ( John Tyler, Millard Fillmore, Andrew Johnson and Chester Arthur) were denied nomination but were not elected to the presidency and all had assumed the presidency as VP at the death of the president.

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Reply US Politics: sitting presidents not renominated. (Original post)
California_Republic Dec 2018 OP
Drunken Irishman Dec 2018 #1
Cal Carpenter Dec 2018 #2
JaneQPublic Dec 2018 #3
TexasTowelie Dec 2018 #4
PJMcK Dec 2018 #5
Polybius Dec 2018 #6
California_Republic Dec 2018 #8
Sneederbunk Dec 2018 #7
California_Republic Dec 2018 #9

Response to California_Republic (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 05:07 PM

1. It'll be very unlikely.

 

Trump is unpopular - but very popular with the base, the people who'll renominate him.

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Response to California_Republic (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 05:13 PM

2. I had a great great etc.... grandson of Franklin Pierce for my 5th grade teacher

He pretty much said that his esteemed ancestor was most known for being one of the worst presidents ever.

Also, that they both had 6 toes on one of their feet (or both feet? I forget). He then proceeded to show us that foot.

Probably one of the few things I remember from school that year, LOL.

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Response to California_Republic (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 05:22 PM

3. Trump wasn't elected, either.

He was installed by Vladimir Putin.

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Response to California_Republic (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 05:30 PM

4. I think you are forgetting LBJ

if I'm reading your criteria correctly. While he was VP in 1963 when JFK was killed, LBJ won the nomination on his own in 1964, but didn't run in 1968 because of poor poll numbers.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 05:35 PM

5. Poor poll numbers because of a little problem called Viet Nam (n/t)

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 05:37 PM

6. But he chose not to run on his own

The OP is talking about those who were denied the nomination by their Party.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 07:56 PM

8. " I will not seek, nor will I except your nomination"

Not sure where to where to put that one. Thanks!

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Response to California_Republic (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 06:04 PM

7. Andrew Johnson not Jackson

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 07:58 PM

9. Thanks! Corrected

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