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If you had your choice of any two people for POTUS/Vice POTUS?

Discussion in 'GatorNana's Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by HallGator, Oct 16, 2020.

  1. HallGator

    HallGator Senile Administrator Moderator VIP Member

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    Who would you choose? Living or dead? Having been in office or never having been a politician?

    Do at least try to pick a couple other than DT and Biden.
     
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  2. vaxcardinal

    vaxcardinal GC Hall of Fame

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    Tom Kirkman and Josiah Bartlett ;)
     
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  3. gatorchamps960608

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    Buttigieg/Warren

    Or yeah, Bartlet/McGarry
     
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  4. G8trGr8t

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    Now

    Kasich/Susan Rice atop the Lincoln Party ticket
     
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  6. 96Gatorcise

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    Huntsman/Amash This would be good.


    Now a dream ticket would be Ron Paul/Gary Johnson
     
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  7. HallGator

    HallGator Senile Administrator Moderator VIP Member

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    I had to look them up as I'm not familiar with that program.
     
  8. tilly

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    Tebow/Wuerffel?
     
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  9. Gatorhead

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    Philadelphia
    City as President
    Tilly as VP
     
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  10. tilly

    tilly Superhero Mod. Fast witted. Bulletproof posts. Moderator VIP Member

    Seriously though, living or dead:

    I would probably go with a Reagan/Romney type of setup, or maybe Reagan/Kasich.
     
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  11. tilly

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    I like it. I assume I would still be a mod, soooo...
    I would ban him and assume power.
    I would then walk into my first presser all like my avatar and stuff.
     
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  12. HallGator

    HallGator Senile Administrator Moderator VIP Member

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    If one of the criteria was high moral character I would put Carter in as Vice-Potus
     
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  13. GatorRade

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    I like the Amash/Huntsman idea, though I might flip them.

    Did you ever hear about a small push a few years back to have a Ron Paul/Dennis Kucinich ticket? I would be into seeing that kind of partnership.
     
  14. G8trGr8t

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    not sure that high moral character works in that business though
     
  15. 96Gatorcise

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    I think we are on the same page
    Huntsman as P, Amash VP.

    I didn't hear about the other ticket.
     
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  16. WarDamnGator

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    There is a saying that people who seek power and authority shouldn’t be allows to hold those positions. I whole heartedly agree, so I’d rule out any politicians. Warren Buffet seems like a down to earth, highly successful, intelligent person who Has mostly avoided the spot light. He’d be my choice. For VP... Micheal Obama, for much the same reason....she doesn’t seem to want it.
     
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  18. HallGator

    HallGator Senile Administrator Moderator VIP Member

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    Would be interesting to see how it worked out.
     
  19. PerSeGator

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    POTUS -- Richard Feynman

    Suppose two politicians are running for president, and one goes through the farm section and is asked, "What are you going to do about the farm question?" And he knows right away - bang, bang, bang. Now he goes to the next campaigner who comes through. "What are you going to do on the farm problem?"

    "Well, I don't know. I used to be a general, and I don't know anything about farming. But it seems to me it must be a very difficult problem, because for twelve, fifteen, twenty years people have been struggling with it, and people say that they know how to solve the farm problem. And it must be a hard problem. So the way I intend to solve the farm problem is to gather around me a lot of people who know something about it, to look at all the experience that we have had with this problem before, to take a certain amount of time at it, and then to come to some conclusion in a reasonable way about it. Now, I can't tell you ahead of time what solution, but I can give you some of the principles I'll try to use - not to make things difficult for individual farmers, if there are any special problems we will have to have some way to take care of them," etc., etc., etc.

    Now such a man would never get anywhere in this country, I think. It's never been tried, anyway. This is in the attitude of mind of the populace, that they have to have an answer and that a man who gives an answer is better than a man who gives no answer, when the real fact of the matter is, in most cases, it is the other way around. And the result of this of course is that the politician must give an answer. And the result of this is that political promises can never be kept. It is a mechanical fact; it is impossible. The result of that is that nobody believes campaign promises. And the result of that is a general disparaging of politics, a general lack of respect for the people who are trying to solve problems, and so forth. It's all generated from the very beginning (maybe - this is a simple analysis). It's all generated, maybe, by the fact that the attitude of the populace is to try to find the answer instead of trying to find a man who has a way of getting at the answer.
    VP -- Henry Clay

    "It was reserved for Mr. Clay to eclipse them all...there was a fascinating grandeur and charm in his eloquence that was simply indescribable, and that...could never be equaled."​

    A POTUS with the right mindset who happens to be one of the greatest geniuses in history and a VP who can get it done. I'll take it.


     
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  20. kygator

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    I'm not sure who I would pick but it would definitely be someone living. If I had to pick a dead guy it would be Reagan but I feel like he would be less effective now that he is no longer alive.
     
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