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Could Bill Clinton have beaten Bush this year?

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(Hypothetically) Could Bill Clinton have beaten Bush this year?

Simple question.

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no, the constitution would have stopped him
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No, because the Constitution would not allow Clinton to run.
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But for the aforementioned comment, yes, I believe so.
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It's hypothetical, you boobs.
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If moral issues were predominant in this election - my guess would be no.

It would have been interesting, though - 2 draft dodgers slugging it out.
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Originally posted by kvrdave
It's hypothetical, you boobs.
No, what it is is a troll.
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Actually, I am trying to understand the idea that "morals" was the main reason people voted. If that is the case, then I don't think Clinton would have won. However, I don't see any reason to believe that morality was the true main reason, just as there was no reason to believe the exit polling.

Up until those poll results came out, I had not heard morality talked about once. I simply don't believe it was the reason for the voting that took place.
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only if Hillary lets him
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Yeah, he would have received so much sympathy vote after having to suspend his campaign due to bypass surgery.
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Originally posted by kvrdave
Actually, I am trying to understand the idea that "morals" was the main reason people voted. If that is the case, then I don't think Clinton would have won. However, I don't see any reason to believe that morality was the true main reason, just as there was no reason to believe the exit polling.

Up until those poll results came out, I had not heard morality talked about once. I simply don't believe it was the reason for the voting that took place.
Tell us, oh! great swami, what was the real reason?
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Do you believe that Bush could have beaten Jimmy Carter?

How about Harry Truman?

Would he have had a chance against FDR?

Maybe Woodrow Wilson??

What do you think?
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Re: (Hypothetically) Could Bill Clinton have beaten Bush this year?

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Simple question.
Simple answer. Yes.
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Originally posted by classicman2
Do you believe that Bush could have beaten Jimmy Carter?

How about Harry Truman?

Would he have had a chance against FDR?

Maybe Woodrow Wilson??

What do you think?
We're talking about the 20th century.
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We're talking about the 20th century.
All of those men - including Clinton - served in the 20th Century.
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Originally posted by classicman2
Tell us, oh! great swami, what was the real reason?
I don't know. My guess would be that national defense was bigger than morals. I would also say that in a decent economy (and this is decent and improving) you don't have people really looking to rock the boat.

What are you expecting out of me, anyway?
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Which Bill Clinton?


If it is the candidate who won election in 1992, then no way.

If it were the guy who won re-election in 1996, then probably.
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Yes.

I maintain that a strong, moderate Democratic candidate would have won in a landslide this year. The country was looking for a good alternative to Bush. They got an "eh" alternative to Bush.

And with all the talk of the "anybody but Bush" mentality, which describes the way I felt about the whole thing, I think it worked both ways and a lot of people decided that "anybody but Kerry" was the way to go.
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I think it worked both ways and a lot of people decided that "anybody but Kerry" was the way to go.
I think you are wrong about that.
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The 1992 or 1996 version of Bill Clinton could have beaten the 2004 version and the 2000 version of Bush. The 2000 version of Clinton would not have been able to beat either the 2000 or 2004 Bush. Not sure if that's too complicated, but I think many (mostly on the Right) had had it with Bubba by the time his 2nd term ended. Why do you think Gore didn't want him campaigning with him? I answered that he would have beaten Bush because 2 out of 3 Bills ain't bad.
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The October 2001 Bush could have beaten anybody.
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How about the '72 Dolphins????




Also, I believe a Schilling/Brady ticket could have carried NE for the Republicans.
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Ditka vs a Hurricane. who wins?

Not so fast, the name of this Hurricane, is Hurricane Ditka.



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Clinton, assuming that we don't discount his last 4 years, wouldn't have come close, IMO, in 2004.

If you believe the exit polls concerning morality - how could you then believe Clinton could beat Bush?
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Clinton only won in 92 and 96 because Ross Perot was in the mix
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