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Stalin is so alluring. (also includes a poll about Presidential college degrees?!)

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Stalin is so alluring. (also includes a poll about Presidential college degrees?!)

Interesting issue being discussed on the Michael Smerconish show this morning. Would you vote for a presidential candidate who didn't obtain a college degree (either never went to college or dropped out)? We're not talking about any specific candidate here. As a general proposition, is a college degree a prerequisite in your mind?

I think that I would vote for someone without a college degree if s/he is otherwise qualified by experience (i.e., has accomplished something tangible in life) and demonstrates a solid grasp of the issues. I would look closer at such a candidate though. College is by no means the only place to learn critical thinking skills (and there are plenty of college graduates who lack such skills), but I want an educated president.
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No, I wuldn't. If I can get a degree, so should the leader of the free world.
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Sure, but when it comes to POTUS, I don't think I would ever get the chance.

I see this as basically a repeat of the millitary service question. For me, both are not a requirement.
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Proving my own point that a college degree isn't the be-all and end-all, I made a spelling mistake in the thread title and I went to college and law school!
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I wuld. Plenty of my co-workers over the years didn't have a college degree and they've been some of the best workers in the company. 2 of the 3 presidents on Mt. Rushmore didn't have a college degree.. Not sure what my point is there but.. there ya go.
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Yes I wood, as long as he accepts Jesus Christ as his lord & savior.
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Some of our best presidents (Jefferson, Taft, Palin) were high-school dropouts while some of the worst (Hitler, Monroe, Galactus) had Ph.D.s
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Yes I wood, as long as he accepts Jesus Christ as his lord & savior.
That is the real only important unwritten requirement in the US. I doubt we will ever see an exception in my lifetime. Probably not in my daughter's lifetime.
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I wuld. Plenty of my co-workers over the years didn't have a college degree and they've been some of the best workers in the company. 2 of the 3 presidents on Mt. Rushmore didn't have a college degree.. Not sure what my point is there but.. there ya go.
What about the 4th president on Rushmore? Did you forget poor Teddy? (And, no, I wuld not vote for a candidate who couldn't i.d. the four faces on Rushmore.)
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What about the 4th president on Rushmore? Did you forget poor Teddy? (And, no, I wuld not vote for a candidate who couldn't i.d. the four faces on Rushmore.)
Oops I meant to say 2 of the 4. Well... that's the only reason I'm not running for president.

That and it's a thankless job.. and doesn't pay very well. What it now like 400k? Forget it.
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Yes I wood, as long as he accepts Jesus Christ as his lord & savior.
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That is the real only important unwritten requirement in the US. I doubt we will ever see an exception in my lifetime. Probably not in my daughter's lifetime.


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Do honorary degrees count?

I'm sure that many people wouldn't disqualify Bill Gates.
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No, I would not.
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How much wuld wuld a wuldchuck chuck if a wuldchuck ran for the office of President of the United States of America?
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I voted for just such a person for governor. Three times. So yes. I wuld.
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I would consider it. I'm curious how many members of the house/senate don't have one.
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I have this sneaking suspicion that a large majority of liberals would not vote for a Republican who didn't have a college degree and a large majority of conservatives would not vote for a Democrat who didn't have a college degree.
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Not to be an ass, but your post would have been just as accurate had you left off the "...who didn't have a college degree" clauses.
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Not to be an ass, but your post would have been just as accurate had you left off the "...who didn't have a college degree" clauses.
Yes, I was well aware of that.
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Yes, I was well aware of that.
But it might make for an interesting game, substituting random phrases.

"I have this sneaking suspicion that a large majority of liberals would not vote for a Republican who didn't have a superfluous nipple and a large majority of conservatives would not vote for a Democrat who didn't have a superfluous nipple."

"I have this sneaking suspicion that a large majority of liberals would not vote for a Republican who didn't have horns sticking out of their head and a large majority of conservatives would not vote for a Democrat who didn't horns sticking out of their head."

I could go on and on.
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But it might make for an interesting game, substituting random phrases.

"I have this sneaking suspicion that a large majority of liberals would not vote for a Republican who didn't have a superfluous nipple and a large majority of conservatives would not vote for a Democrat who didn't have a superfluous nipple."

"I have this sneaking suspicion that a large majority of liberals would not vote for a Republican who didn't have horns sticking out of their head and a large majority of conservatives would not vote for a Democrat who didn't horns sticking out of their head."

I could go on and on.
Jesus H Christ, you wouldn't vote for Moses?

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Jesus H Christ, you wouldn't vote for Moses?
Moses always struck me as a law and order type guy, so probably not.

But I'd vote for Moses Malone.
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Some of our best presidents (Jefferson, Taft, Palin) were high-school dropouts while some of the worst (Hitler, Monroe, Galactus) had Ph.D.s
Fucking Monroe...
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Fucking Monroe...

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