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If You Could, Who Would You Choose As Potus 08?  
User currently offlineJFK69 From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1389 posts, RR: 1
Posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2288 times:

Thread after thread on this site lately, has been bashing both sides. Between not enough experience and personal family issues, all the candidates have something in their closet and they probably aren't the best choices out there.

So folks, if we could choose any politic an out there, who are we going with?

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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 912 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2284 times:

Quoting JFK69 (Thread starter):
So folks, if we could choose any politic an out there, who are we going with?

Can we re-animate Ronald Reagan?

[Edited 2008-09-11 13:47:47]

User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21092 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2258 times:



Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 1):
Can we re-animate Ronald Reagan?

Would we want to?

-Mir



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3553 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2256 times:

I would go for Bob Barr. Libertarian party candidate.

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2251 times:



Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 1):
Can we re-animate Ronald Reagan?

Putting a puppet that looked like Reagan in the White House with all of the advisers in his administration pulling the strings would accomplish the same effect.
.
.
.
Deficits.





My picks would be
Ted Kennedy, Dan Inouye, Neil Abercrombie or Carl Levin.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26196 posts, RR: 76
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2245 times:

All things being equal and term limits not being a factor, I'd love to have Bill Clinton back.

Other Candidates:

Al Gore
Bill Richardson
Barack Obama
Antonio Villaraigosa
Richard Riordan (yes, a Republican)



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 6, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2232 times:

As far as A.net members go; I'd vote for:

N112OA
Falstaff
Confucius
BN747
and of course myself.  Wink



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21092 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2221 times:



Quoting N1120A (Reply 5):
All things being equal and term limits not being a factor, I'd love to have Bill Clinton back.

Damaged goods, unfortunately.

Some of the people I'd like to see:

Michael Bloomberg
Bill Richardson
Jim Webb

-Mir



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2208 times:

Can we change the constitution a bit, if yes, Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm. Jennifer was born in Canada, and sadly not eligible for the highest office in the land.

User currently offlineGreggarious From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 361 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2203 times:

JFK. So... Kennedyesque.

Mayor Bloomberg would also be refreshing. Delving into fiction, I'd go with John Patrick Ryan, the man who didn't want the job...

Four months ago, Barack would have been at the top of this list. Now I'm not so sure. John McCain, of course, never made the list.


User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 912 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2189 times:



Quoting Superfly (Reply 4):
Putting a puppet that looked like Reagan in the White House with all of the advisers in his administration pulling the strings would accomplish the same effect. Deficits.

Yeah, that's all Reagan accomplished. And all Clinton did while in office was receive oral sex?

The leftist on this board are the last people to consult on the topic of a great leader.  rotfl 


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 11, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2194 times:



Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 10):
The leftist on this board are the last people to consult on the topic of a great leader.

Yeah, real leaders are men like George W. Bush & Dick Cheney.  duck 



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2176 times:

Bill Richardson. I was disappointed that he didn't fair better in the Democratic primaries.

Having him in the White House, amongst other things, would have probably eradicated the myth that you need a passport to visit New Mexico.  Silly


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 13, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2166 times:



Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 12):
I was disappointed that he didn't fair better in the Democratic primaries.

I was too. I also felt the same about Evan Bayh.
Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama are larger than life superstars that dwarfed conventional nuts & bolts policy wonks like Richardson and Bayh.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26196 posts, RR: 76
Reply 14, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2160 times:



Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 8):
Can we change the constitution a bit, if yes, Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm. Jennifer was born in Canada, and sadly not eligible for the highest office in the land.

Only problem is then Arnie could run too.



Mangeons les French fries, mais surtout pratiquons avec fierte le French kiss
User currently offlineSv7887 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1025 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2160 times:

Mr. T and Chuck Norris.

Vladimir Putin
Angelina Jolie
Rosie O'Donnell


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21092 posts, RR: 56
Reply 16, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2141 times:



Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 12):

Bill Richardson. I was disappointed that he didn't fair better in the Democratic primaries.

Richardson's problem was that he was overqualified.  Smile

-Mir



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineIhadapheo From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 6027 posts, RR: 56
Reply 17, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2130 times:



Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 1):
Can we re-animate Ronald Reagan?

Millard Fillmore


I know he would be 208 years old but his time has come again. Who knows maybe he could bring Daniel Webster back as Secretary of State.

IHAP

Vote Whig in 2008



Pray hard but pray with care For the tears that you are crying now Are just your answered prayers
User currently offlineTransIsland From Bahamas, joined Mar 2004, 2038 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2117 times:



Quoting Sv7887 (Reply 15):
Rosie O'Donnell

I'd go for that. Of the people actually running for nomination, I liked Mike Gravel.



I'm an aviation expert. I have Sky Juice for breakfast.
User currently offlineStratosphere From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1647 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2102 times:

Quoting Sv7887 (Reply 15):
Rosie O'Donnell
Yeah I'd vote for her NOT. I remember her going on one of her rants about how 9/11 was a conspiracy and making the asinine statement "never in history has fire melted steel" . That doe eyed Elizabeth Hasselback just sat there and didn't say anything. Yeah fire has never melted steel, just what is that substance coming out of the end of my cutting torch. Yeah she would make a good president. ??

[Edited 2008-09-11 17:54:06]


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User currently offlineWunalaYann From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2839 posts, RR: 26
Reply 20, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2098 times:

What about the real McCain, the one who cared about the environment, bi-partisan government, fiscal responsibility and reform?

As do the editors from The Economist, I want the real McCain back. With Warren Buffet as economic advisor, Condi Rice as Foreign Affairs goddess, and maybe a duo of Colin Powell & Sen. Murtha at the Pentagon, and someone who actually has a clue about infrastructure management and development in a new, taylor-made Sustainable Development Secretariat.

 Smile

Just my AU$.02.


User currently offlineBN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5477 posts, RR: 51
Reply 21, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2090 times:



Quoting Superfly (Reply 6):
As far as A.net members go; I'd vote for:

N112OA
Falstaff
Confucius
BN747

I'd lose and/or respectfully decline....BUT lobby like hell form and be 'Secretary of Booty Call Dept.


BN747



"Home of the Brave, made by the Slaves..Land of the Free, if you look like me.." T. Jefferson
User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2080 times:



Quoting N1120A (Reply 14):
Only problem is then Arnie could run too.

You are quite mistaken that you have to be born in the USA in order to be president. That is simply not the case.


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26196 posts, RR: 76
Reply 23, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2078 times:



Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 22):

You are quite mistaken that you have to be born in the USA in order to be president. That is simply not the case.

I'm not mistaken on the same change being needed to allow Granholm to run as for Arnie to run.



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User currently offlineIhadapheo From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 6027 posts, RR: 56
Reply 24, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2074 times:



Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 22):


You are quite mistaken that you have to be born in the USA in order to be president. That is simply not the case.

Yep natural born citizens to be ELECTED, just have him be VP, if the President passes away he could become President without being elected to the office

IHAP

I might be in a vodka and tang induced haze on the second bit but I believe that to be true...



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25 StarAC17 : Very good choice and being an independent is always a good thing. Another good choice, better than anything else the GOP has right now. I would also
26 Post contains links KaiGywer : Combine him with this guy and you have a winning ticket http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Fitch_(politician)
27 ArmitageShanks : They must meet the same criteria as president.
28 MadameConcorde : Ron Paul Ralph Nader
29 Elite : Please, not him. . . I don't hate him, but he just scares me. . . the way he "ended" his campaign for president gave me a feeling of V for Vendetta
30 Post contains images MIAMIx707 : lmao.. wow Almost, almost redeemed yourself there, Obama doesn't have a clue about the economy compared to Richardson. I also like the guy, too bad h
31 MIAMIx707 : Richard Simmons would get voted by 80% of a.net if he ran for the democratic party just a guess[Edited 2008-09-12 02:47:42]
32 Signol : In that case, can you elect Queen Elizabeth II? A reunification... signol
33 MadameConcorde : It would be a great idea. She is really fit for the job, only she is getting very old. I do not know who will come after her. Oh well... the constitu
34 JFK69 : Wait...what? Your kidding that she is fit right? She holds a position of pomp and circumstance and that is it. Big on conspiracy theories are we ?
35 MadameConcorde : Certainly better than Obama and/or McSame. She is brilliant, an incredibly clever woman.
36 Post contains links JakeOrion : Check that. http://www.usconstitution.net/const.html#Am12 Emphasis mine.
37 UN_B732 : Ron Paul. No question about it. If I could bring someone back from the dead (hypotheitcally), maybe Teddy Roosevelt. -A
38 YOWza : I think it would be interesting if some of the dictators the US has propped up over the years got a chance at the helm from 1600. I'm sure the US popu
39 JFK69 : For starters, his name is McCain and there is no reason to call him McSame. he is a national war hero and he at least deserves that respect. She may
40 Baroque : Well he would be preferable to Ms P for a start.
41 JFK69 : If he was still in congress, I would throw my hat in the ring for Jack Kemp.
42 YOWza : What constitutes a hero? Is serving in the military enough? If so, Bush the sequel is a hero. If the criteria is serving in combat so was Kerry befor
43 JFK69 : Anyone that has served in the military is a hero in my opinion. I don't agree with the swift boat attacks that happened. The man still served and for
44 Starbuk7 : Ted Nugent Chuck Norris
45 Post contains links Blackbird : I'd say - Ron Paul (Adheres to the Constitution, American values and all that. I'm pretty sure he'd be assassinated before he could assume office in r
46 HapppyLandings : Ron Paul The message you were about to post is too short and probably not of any higher value to the topic at hand. You should think long and hard bef
47 N1120A : Um, no. Obama's strength is in domestic and economic affairs, and his plans actually make the most sense among all the candidates who have run in thi
48 PSA53 : In today's financially trouble world,that choose makes sense.Also,maybe Warren Buffet. And Ralph Nadar and Bill Gates ranks high. Past POTUS possible
49 Lowrider : Too bad Barry Goldwater isn't available.
50 Ken777 : My personal choice would be individuals who could be reasonably successful at finding a way for the AF to buy a tanker without a scandal and 30,000 po
51 MD-90 : Ron Paul to end the devaluation of the dollar that is making every one of us poorer except for a few elites at the very top.
52 STT757 : My wish list would be: 1.) Michael Bloomberg 2.) Pat Buchannan 3.) General David Petraus
53 MD80fanatic : Paul/Palin would have been good. Oh well.....
54 DC10extender : You guys never miss a chance to bash the US do you?
55 KC135TopBoom : Rush Limbaugh as POTUS, Shaun Hannity as VPOTUS,
56 ME AVN FAN : President: Jimmy Carter Vice President: Hillary Clinton
57 AircraftGeek : Donald Rumsfeld + Dick Cheney Actually, not
58 YOWza : Who are "us guys" exactly? If you let me know, it will allow me to issue you a proportionate response to your rather ambiguous question. YOWza
59 STT757 : I don't think Sean Hannity is tall enough.
60 DocLightning : Reagan had symptoms of Alzheimer's while in office. You want THAT for a President? By any objective measure, the U.S. was in its best shape during Cl
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