View Poll Results: Who is the greatest failed presidential nominee of modern times?

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  • Mitt Romney

    6 20.00%
  • Ron Paul

    4 13.33%
  • Hillary Clinton

    5 16.67%
  • Newt Gingrich

    2 6.67%
  • Joe Biden

    1 3.33%
  • Rick Santorum

    1 3.33%
  • John Edwards

    7 23.33%
  • Other(Please State)

    4 13.33%
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Thread: Who's the greatest failed presidential nominee of modern times?

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    Re: Who's the greatest failed presidential nominee of modern times?

    I picked Hillary though she wasn't technically a nominee. The only reason she lost to a guy who voted present in his short career with her huge liberal gravitas and advantage was because a few big Hollywood types decided it was time to elect a black guy.

    Of those who got the nomination, I would say Kerry. He was a complete disaster of a nominee. His Swift Boating was one of the most insidious and effective guerrilla campaigns I have seen in my lifetime, not that it wasn't warranted.

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    Re: Who's the greatest failed presidential nominee of modern times?

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    While I probably wouldn't agree with Biden on much hes such a dork you cant help but like the man. He is probably a hoot to party with.

    I pick Ron Paul. While I do not agree with him on several things I do believe this country needs someone who isn't afraid to change the way we do things and stop the stagnation we have found ourselves in for the past several administrations but I suspect that will not change anytime soon while the two party system really determines who has a chance and who doesn't. They are not about to let anyone rock that boat.
    Ron Paul has some positions I agree with and he's a lovable old guy. But he's not a plausible candidate.

    I didn't really try to pick one. My comment on Biden was just because he's the only one who apparently hasn't turned his career into a gravy boat and all the others have.

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    Re: Who's the greatest failed presidential nominee of modern times?

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Biden is the only person in that group that isn't a millionaire. Interesting, isn't it? Too dumb to take bribes maybe?
    Biden is a terrible public speaker who is good at making deals. He was some one whose colleagues respected him more than most people.

    Worst on the list is a clear Ron Paul. He has a plan to move America back to the 17th century and reality be damned.

    Best is Clinton, and hopefully she will run again.
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    Re: Who's the greatest failed presidential nominee of modern times?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Biden is a terrible public speaker who is good at making deals. He was some one whose colleagues respected him more than most people.

    Worst on the list is a clear Ron Paul. He has a plan to move America back to the 17th century and reality be damned.

    Best is Clinton, and hopefully she will run again.
    "Best" is a perspective. All I was doing was addressing that Biden was honest - quite rare among politicians. That doesn't alone qualify anyone for anything. But at least when Biden expresses sympathy for the lower classes, he can relate while Clinton and most others get detached by their enormous accumulations of wealth.

    Ron Paul has never been a serious candidate per se. But he has some views I agree with (and some that make me scratch my head).

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    Re: Who's the greatest failed presidential nominee of modern times?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    What was wrong with Geraldine Ferraro?
    Mondale didn't vet her enough and her husband's legal issues became a major distraction for the campaign... not that he was going to win anyway.
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    Re: Who's the greatest failed presidential nominee of modern times?

    Awww, no one remembers Gore.
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    Re: Who's the greatest failed presidential nominee of modern times?

    It would be great if there were more than one presidential nominee on the multiple choice list huh?

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    Re: Who's the greatest failed presidential nominee of modern times?

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Biden is the only person in that group that isn't a millionaire. Interesting, isn't it? Too dumb to take bribes maybe?
    Nah, his bazooka mouth would be smoking just as much had he been a millionaire.

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    Re: Who's the greatest failed presidential nominee of modern times?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    As far as I can see, the poll is bogus. Only one of those people were presidential nominees. Of the failed presidential nominees in my lifetime, I'd say I have most respect for George McGovern.
    I actually would've placed McGovern as third on this list. #2 was Dukakis, and #1 was Ralph Nader by leaps and bounds.

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    Re: Who's the greatest failed presidential nominee of modern times?

    Is the question who is the biggest failure, or who is the best of the failures?
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