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What's Adlai Stevenson's remaining realistic path to the nomination?


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I think Generalissimo Franco has to drop out and endorse him first.
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True progressives know that Hubert Humphrey and Wayne Morse will knock each other out in the primaries, leaving the path clear for either John F. Kennedy, or possibly for Lyndon Johnson via the smoke-filled room corruption. Since both Kennedy and Johnson are equivalent to Richard Nixon, the only hope for the country is for Adlai to bolt the Democrats and run as a third-party candidate like Henry Wallace did in 1948, and force the election to the House of Representatives. . .

Oh, wait. I think there's a flaw in my logic.
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Stevenson should pivot the campaign and focus on attacking Hillary Clinton.
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Leave my cousin out of this.

No kidding. I'm a Stevenson on my mom's side.

Off to The Pit. You know you want it.
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Leave my cousin out of this.

No kidding. I'm a Stevenson on my mom's side.

Off to The Pit. You know you want it.
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Well, he's got the Chicago vote locked up.
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Even though his campaign manager, Richard J. Daley, promised to deliver votes from the Chicago cemeteries, the so-called Walking Dead lane, nationwide polling indicate Stevenson doesn’t have a ghost of a chance at the nomination.

(darn you Little Nemo for beating me to the theme)
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This is definitely Stassen's year.
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Old 03-27-2020, 05:24 AM
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He just needs to balance the ticket with a running mate, like Walter Mondale, who's comparatively healthy and vigorous.

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Old 03-27-2020, 06:47 AM
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He just needs to balance the ticket with a running mate, like Walter Mondale, who's comparatively healthy and vigorous.
Nobody, nobody is going to drive the youth vote like George McGovern. Without him and the kids, the Democrats have zero chance.
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So Adlai Stevenson III is 89 now, even older than Biden. I don't think his chances are very good.
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I'm a Pat Paulsen man through and through - if I can't vote for him, I'm not voting.

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Nobody, nobody is going to drive the youth vote like George McGovern. Without him and the kids, the Democrats have zero chance.
With him at the top of the ticket, it's gonna be a blowout. Can hardly wait!
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Just wondering (serious for a moment). Will the GOP ever nominate a true statesman again, in the mold of Ike say?

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I'm still waiting for Ron Paul to pull a William Jennings Bryan with an updated "Let's Crucify America on a Cross of Gold!"
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Nobody, nobody is going to drive the youth vote like George McGovern. Without him and the kids, the Democrats have zero chance.
We need McCarthy!

Eugene or Joe or Jenny or Melissa or Andrew. I'm not particular. I just like the name.
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Everybody is wrong. We need FDR. For four terms.
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Just wondering (serious for a moment). Will the GOP ever nominate a true statesman again, in the mold of Ike say?
They might if they tried. Instead, they nominated John McCain and then immediately hobbled him with demands to kow-tow to the Evangelist crowd and saddled him with such a ludicrous running mate it was nearly impossible to tell the real thing from the satire.

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We need McCarthy!

Eugene or Joe or Jenny or Melissa or Andrew. I'm not particular. I just like the name.
I'd vote for Andrew McCarthy. I don't know what his politics are, or how smart he is, or whether he molests kittens, but he was great in Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, and at this point, that is more competence at anything than anyone in the Trump administration has been able to demonstrate.

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Jeez, are you so desperate for a topic, you'd bump a 60-year old thread?
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Everybody is wrong. We need FDR. For four terms.
Wait...isn’t he dead?
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Old 03-27-2020, 01:33 PM
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So? It didn't stop Reagan.
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Wait...isn’t he dead?
That is not dead which can eternal lie,
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Wait...isn’t he dead?
What's your point?
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He's not really dead...as long as we remember him.
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No, he's pining.
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The Norman Thomas/Lyndon Larouche ticket should cover just about any position someone might have on the issues.

Here in Kentucky there's a reasonable chance Gatewood Galbraith could beat Trump despite being deceased.
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Here in Kentucky there's a reasonable chance Gatewood Galbraith could beat Trump despite being deceased.
Heck, why not just run Coach Adolph Rupp?
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So Adlai Stevenson III is 89 now, even older than Biden. I don't think his chances are very good.
Adlai IV was born in 1960, but Adlai V was born in 1994 and won't be eligible for 9 more years.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adlai_Stevenson_IV
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Adlai IV was born in 1960, but Adlai V was born in 1994 and won't be eligible for 9 more years.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adlai_Stevenson_IV
I would rather run Theodore Roosevelt V then.
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What's your point?
Everyone’s been nominating dead people (me included), so I picked a post at random to quibble about the
nominee being a dead person. Nothing personal, just an attempt at left-field jocular japery.
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Unfortunate that Beach Boys hater James Watt never got a position higher than Secretary of the Interior.
Also the dead thing.

No one else I can really think of.
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This time, folks, a vote for Nader is what this country needs.

This time.
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I'd vote for a Cthulhu/Romney ticket.
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Adlai IV was born in 1960, but Adlai V was born in 1994 and won't be eligible for 9 more years.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adlai_Stevenson_IV
How long will they keep on producing new Adlai Stevensons (Adlais Stevenson?) before they decide to scrap the whole series?
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nominee being a dead person. Nothing personal, just an attempt at left-field jocular japery.
I know. I was just being silly. It was a giddy moment... and my lame attempt at jocular japery.
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You heard me, Yank.
Wasn't it "54°40′" or fight?
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Deflation.
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I'd vote for a Cthulhu/Romney ticket.
Who wouldn’t? But only if we can have Tsathoggua for Secretary of State. We need someone less monstrous than Mike Pompeo.

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They might if they tried. Instead, they nominated John McCain and then immediately hobbled him with demands to kow-tow to the Evangelist crowd and saddled him with such a ludicrous running mate it was nearly impossible to tell the real thing from the satire.
I clicked the link. And YouTube suggested I watch the 12-years ago Biden-Palin debate, also televised by SNL. I'd seen it long ago, but it was just as hilarious as a re-run.
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William Henry Harrison! Now there's a man who can really go the distance and give us four solid years!
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