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Bachelor President Of The United States?  
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39693 posts, RR: 75
Posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2368 times:

Not that it really matters but is the United States ready for a swinging bachelor President?
41 of our 42 Presidents were married men. James Buchanan is /was the only bachelor President. All the others have given the façade of being a ‘happily married man’.
Has our society shifted so far to the right that it would be impossible for an honest single man to get elected?
Why can’t they just cut the crap and stop living a lie?
Women are naturally attracted to men with lots of money & power. So this ‘image’ of being a wholesome family man doesn’t fit the reality of the job.

I would even vote for a *republican candidate who was a bachelor and had many women of leisure and proudly flaunt his lifestyle! For crying out loud the US President is the leader of the most powerful nation in the world. The job could drive one to drinkin’..ooops did I say GW? Embarrassment
The leader of the free world is entitled to at least a dozen female clients!
What do you think?



The only 'single' U.S. President although he had a male 'companion'.  Big grin




*I've never voted republican


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2331 times:

Didn't he get married in the White House.....I am pretty sure there was one that got "hitched" while in office.




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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39693 posts, RR: 75
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2321 times:

L-188:
I think you're right. I am sure people were asking questions about his 'companion'. Big grin
Again, another President living a lie.



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2318 times:

I just looked it up....

Grover Cleveland married Frances Folsom in the White House in 1886

He was the only one and Frances is the Youngest First lady we ever had at 21.



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User currently offlineNZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2314 times:

He looks like Anthony Hopkins.
What was his favourite food?? Big grin


User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2306 times:

Taking it a step further, will a woman be elected to the White House in our lifetimes?


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User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2304 times:

The Pres that got hitched while in office, I'm sure that was no big deal. Back then, the Media wasn't around every corner reporting tot he masses everytime the Pres drops a log.

Look at Buchanan. Is it no wonder he wasn't married?

I would vote for a bachelor Pres if I thought he was the best man for the job. And I would hope he gets to bang only the finest ladies!  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2298 times:

It was a private service KROC.

But I am sure the media had as much of a field day as they would now....Maybe even more so.




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User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2293 times:

L-188, I doubt it. You have to remember way back when, the Media was not as powerful as it is now. There were no outlets for the Media to spread the news to the population. No T.V., no Radio, no easy way to pass the info along to newspapers all over the country. It's been said that presidents like FDR, and Woodrow Willson may not have made it to the presidency if say the population saw their president (FDR) in a wheelchair, that their confidence most likely would have wanned.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2291 times:

Boy this is an argument for another topic....

But the print media was had a powerful influence in the past.

Just look for example at news stories that where done about the Lincoln-Douglas campaigns.



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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2290 times:

The married status of a person tells something about the person.
Persons who have been married a good while to the same person tend to be more stable personalities.
You don't want a president who cannot be relied upon to give carefull thought before acting.



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User currently offlineKRP From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2288 times:

Had to check the callender.... we are in the year 2002 not 1602. I can not believe that people are actually disussing this matter. The marital staus of a person (note no gender mentioned....) is IRRELVANT to his/her ability to be president.

You lot have had a (closeted) queer one, a gay who cheated on his wife if not daily then frequently, and another one who has blowjob from his assistant so why not a single gay woman?

On another matter:
Looking at the present one is easy to see that is doen´t take much to make president in the us


User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2269 times:

But wouldn't the bachelor Prez have more time to do the job if he wasn't heading a family also?

Just look at society, there are millions of divorced families out there, and many Gen Xers who aren't real keen about the marriage thing. It will only be a matter of time before it happens.

But who would be the one? All the best candidates are married.



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User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 13, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2267 times:

There was a widowed US president once. His daughter assumed the role of first lady. But I don´t remember who it was. Any help?

Daniel Smile

P.S.: What will be first: a female, a gay, a black or a single president?


User currently offlineMls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3076 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2257 times:

Female, Black & Single could come at any time. A known gay will be the last. Don't be mad at me, just the way it is.

User currently offlineKRP From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2255 times:

Seems the US already has had a gay single president

User currently offlineCLEfan From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 299 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2245 times:

Jefferson was a widower, and his daughter served as his first lady. He was torn to shreds by his wifes death and because of that, he never remarried. Andrew Jacksons wife died before he could take office, and he too never remarried. I don't remember who his first lady was. John Tyler was married while in office, but he was a widower. He and his 2 wives were quite busy, because he had a total of 15 kids.

Buchanan never married, but he was engaged. His fiancee died before they were married and he vowed to never to marry in rememberance of her. This excuse might be a cover-up for a significant other.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39693 posts, RR: 75
Reply 17, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2237 times:

Interesting replies. Keep them coming.  Smile

Remember my opening sentence; "Not that it really matters but......."

Let's not lose sight of that.



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User currently offlineSophiemaltese From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2064 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2219 times:

Superfly for president!!!!

User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 19, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2210 times:

NOW THAT's scary.


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User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5488 posts, RR: 28
Reply 20, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2205 times:

I am confident that an unmarried candidate could be elected; it is just that, between the natural urge to couple-up, and social habit, there aren't many who make it that far without a mate.

But don't act so surprised that marital infidelity casts a pall over the credibility of a politician; character does matter, and if one cannot be trusted to honor the sacred vows (or very strong promises, if you want to stay secular about it) to their spouse, why should they be trusted with any promises or responsibility of public office?

As for your observations about women being attracted to power, thus making the image of a wholesome family man somehow a myth? No, must disagree. The fact that a person in power has a higher frequency and quality of temptations does not in any way excuse the act of succumbing to those temptations. Cheating is cheating (or, like the old joke goes, "we've established what you are, we're just haggling over price").

To follow that line of reasoning would allow (f'rinstance) Enron execs to be cleared of any ultimate dishonesty because the size of their ultimate ill-gotten profits was so great that they were somehow incapable of resisting. Rubbish. Cheating's cheating, stealing's stealing, not too darned complicated.

=====

As for the other question, anticipate a woman President, when the right candidate comes along, at any time. The country is certainly ready for it.

But it is not likely to be Senator Clinton.



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User currently offlineBruno From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 853 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2196 times:

I am all for a bachelor President.
As long as he is a Republican, I am all for it! Big grin



I support the women’s movement up and down!
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39693 posts, RR: 75
Reply 22, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2193 times:

Sophiemaltese:
Thanks for the support.  Big thumbs up



Sccutler:
An Enron Exec. wouldn't get in to trouble if he cheated on his wife. It's none of our business just as the Clinton affair was none of our business.
As far as bad business practices and ripping thousand of people off, that IS our business and must be dealt with.
As far as a Female, Black, Latino pres., I could care less if they're just a token.
Hillary isn't my top choice either. I'd rather have Sheila Lee Jackson for pres.  Smile






Jwenting:
The married status of a person tells something about the person.
Persons who have been married a good while to the same person tend to be more stable personalities.
You don't want a president who cannot be relied upon to give carefull thought before acting.


WHAT?!?!?!?  Confused

Your statement has NO logic at all!
You just insulted every single adult here. You made a blanket generalization about married couples being trustworthier than single people. You need to find some fact to back that foolish claim up kid.  Insane




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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 23, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2187 times:

Sheila Jackson....Don't know her.

Is she related to La-toya Jackson by any chance Confused



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User currently offlineRealHigh From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1022 posts, RR: 15
Reply 24, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2179 times:

I'd be all for a bachelor president as long as he is a Green Party President!


I think the Sheila L. Jackson Superfly is talking about is ther Congresswomwan from Houston, Texas.
She was on the Clinton Impeechment committtee that was an outspoken supporter of Clinton.


25 Sccutler : 1. Green Party- Have you actually read their platform? I have. It ain't about the environment. It's all about socialism and folks, its been tried, it
26 Johnboy : Didn't Buchanan have a pet name for his male companion? Either he or his significant other called the other "Aunt Fancy". Who was the gay president wh
27 Iflycoach : BUMP the new word for groovy
28 174thfwff : I don't think we will see a women or gay in office for a while.
29 PROSA : I don't anticipate seeing a never-married President any time soon. Many people would be suspicious that he was gay, and just the suspicions would be e
30 Mirrodie : What wild coincidence as we were talking about this just yesterday. A BACHELOR prez would be great. I feel bad for Clinton in a way. Poor guy just cou
31 D L X : Didn't they make a movie out of this premise?
32 Galilee : It was called "The American President" with Micheal Douglas.
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