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    Re: Constitutional Line of Succession. Frightening thought!

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    If Trump has to resign eventually because of Russian collision - Pence was elected on the same ticket by the same collision. He should leave also.
    He won't.

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    Re: Constitutional Line of Succession. Frightening thought!

    4 years, maybe 8

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    Re: Constitutional Line of Succession. Frightening thought!

    Quote Originally Posted by faithful_servant View Post
    Miss Rice wold make an outstanding President (IMO, she's better qualified than anyone in the last 80 years). But she's also made it very clear that she wants nothing to do with the job. Maybe she'll change her mind and run, but I find it highly unlikely.
    I don't think Rice is more qualified than what GHWB presented as a candidate

    1) Phi beta Kappa in College
    2) War hero
    3) successful businessman-something he did on his own
    4) restored the honor and the pride of the CIA after the Church inquest
    5) restored the honor and the pride of the GOP after Watergate
    6) well respected congressman
    7) Vice President for 8 years of a successful administration

    hard to find anyone with a better resume than that in the history of the presidency
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    Re: Constitutional Line of Succession. Frightening thought!

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I don't think Rice is more qualified than what GHWB presented as a candidate

    1) Phi beta Kappa in College
    2) War hero
    3) successful businessman-something he did on his own
    4) restored the honor and the pride of the CIA after the Church inquest
    5) restored the honor and the pride of the GOP after Watergate
    6) well respected congressman
    7) Vice President for 8 years of a successful administration

    hard to find anyone with a better resume than that in the history of the presidency
    He did a good job, but still lost the second term. Why, I'm not sure. Maybe doing a good job and getting elected take different skill sets.
    "Those were lies, pure and simple."

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    Re: Constitutional Line of Succession. Frightening thought!

    Quote Originally Posted by Porkuloss View Post
    That would involve congress Doing Something besides pointing fingers at each other. It's been a long time since that's happened. Seems the current system involves the POTUS legislating by decree, and then the courts nullifying that decree.
    Congress almost had a budget deal through September until Mulvaney stepped in demanding wall money and saying elections have consequences.

    Another week of intrigue coming up, this time over a gov't shutdown .
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    Re: Constitutional Line of Succession. Frightening thought!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    He did a good job, but still lost the second term. Why, I'm not sure. Maybe doing a good job and getting elected take different skill sets.
    Read my lips, Ross Perot and Pat Buchanon .
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    Re: Constitutional Line of Succession. Frightening thought!

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    He won't.
    Pence would be like Ford and the GOP would choose their version of N. Rockefeller .
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    Re: Constitutional Line of Succession. Frightening thought!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    He did a good job, but still lost the second term. Why, I'm not sure. Maybe doing a good job and getting elected take different skill sets.
    there are several reasons and had nothing to do with his resume

    1) timing. both the fact that the GOP had held the White House for 20 of 24 years and there was fatigue among the voters and there was lots of corporate belt tightening at the time

    2) he was unable to understand that compromising with the Democrats (read my lips-no new taxes) would get him NO CREDIT from the Democrats and cause resentment among many of us who had voted for him (I voted libertarian that year)

    3) Clinton was young and charismatic-while I tend to discount this claim-one study said that a large number of women who voted for Clinton over Bush did so because they found Slick Willy more sexually desirable.

    4) Bush had an attitude that was off-putting to some. Some people noted that Bush's attitude was "how the hell can the public support someone as unqualified as Clinton over me" and with that attitude came the "screw the voters if that is what they want"

    Bush was a guy who did lots of good things for the USA-from volunteering for one of the most dangerous combat positions in WWII (carrier based torpedo bombers had rather low life expectancies early in the pacific theater due to Japanese air superiority ) to taking tough jobs at bad periods -head of the RNC right after watergate and taking over the CIA after the brutal Church commission investigations. These were tough and thankless jobs that Bush stepped up to do. Its easy to see how he could have come to believe that the USA should have been a bit more grateful of what he had done
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    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    there are several reasons and had nothing to do with his resume

    1) timing. both the fact that the GOP had held the White House for 20 of 24 years and there was fatigue among the voters and there was lots of corporate belt tightening at the time

    2) he was unable to understand that compromising with the Democrats (read my lips-no new taxes) would get him NO CREDIT from the Democrats and cause resentment among many of us who had voted for him (I voted libertarian that year)

    3) Clinton was young and charismatic-while I tend to discount this claim-one study said that a large number of women who voted for Clinton over Bush did so because they found Slick Willy more sexually desirable.

    4) Bush had an attitude that was off-putting to some. Some people noted that Bush's attitude was "how the hell can the public support someone as unqualified as Clinton over me" and with that attitude came the "screw the voters if that is what they want"

    Bush was a guy who did lots of good things for the USA-from volunteering for one of the most dangerous combat positions in WWII (carrier based torpedo bombers had rather low life expectancies early in the pacific theater due to Japanese air superiority ) to taking tough jobs at bad periods -head of the RNC right after watergate and taking over the CIA after the brutal Church commission investigations. These were tough and thankless jobs that Bush stepped up to do. Its easy to see how he could have come to believe that the USA should have been a bit more grateful of what he had done
    Voters don't vote for a candidate because they're grateful. There are a lot of reasons for votes, sexual attraction no doubt among them. Blind partisanship is a large factor, unfortunately.

    One good thing Bush I did for the country was to go into Kuwait and send Saddam Hussain packing, then go home. Later, we seem to have forgotten that last part.
    "Those were lies, pure and simple."

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    Re: Constitutional Line of Succession. Frightening thought!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Voters don't vote for a candidate because they're grateful. There are a lot of reasons for votes, sexual attraction no doubt among them. Blind partisanship is a large factor, unfortunately.

    One good thing Bush I did for the country was to go into Kuwait and send Saddam Hussain packing, then go home. Later, we seem to have forgotten that last part.
    you are correct but I believe Bush had that attitude that the voters were somewhat acting like ingrates.
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