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If McCain manages to take the Republican nomination, this will be the first American presidential election in which both major-party candidates are sitting senators.

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  1. You Won’t Get a Mormon President, But As a Consolation Prize…

    … You Get Hosed.

    Thanks, voters.

  2. And this is worth noting because …

  3. With campaign finance reform, this is surprising how?

  4. If McCain and HRC manage to take their parties’ nomination, this will be the first American presidential election in which both major-party candidates have different sets of genitalia.

  5. Yeah….and the Giants were supposed to lose yesterday too!

  6. Both whoever the Dem candidate is and McCain are extremely vulnerable on one specific issue, which non-cosmotarian Ron Paul supporters could use to greatly reduce their support.

    That would thereby increase the chances of a RP independent run.

    Don’t expect Reason to try to encourage anything like that, however. Gotta keep those invitations to TNR cocktail parties comin’.

  7. Actually, this is pretty big because for the last three decades (or more) governors seemed to have a huge advantage over senators in the presidential race. In fact, the last Senator to get the White House was, if I am guessing right, JFK.

  8. And this is worth noting because …

    And your comment was worth making because … ?

  9. Santourm read Ron Paul out of the Republican Party on O’Reilly the other night. So RP may as well leave, run Independent, and spoil the GOP’s election dreams.

  10. the last Senator to get the White House was, if I am guessing right, JFK

    Your guess is correct.

  11. If I got my stats right, the last four sitting senators to be nominated, each one since Kennedy, have all lost — all to incumbent presidents! None of those incumbents had ever been a senator. There was also one former senator in that time, who lost, too. Four of these five were Dems…

  12. the last Senator to get the White House was, if I am guessing right, JFK

    And besides his tax cuts, he was a useless sack of shit who got brain stains on the street.

  13. Ford got in, albeit indirectly, as a member of the House of Representatives.

    What’s interesting to me is how god awful the candidates from the Senate usually are. This year is no exception, of course.

  14. Jamie Kelly, I knew Glenn Danzig. Glenn Danzig was a friend of mine. And you, soul-mouthed troll, are no Glenn Danzing.

    President’s bullet-ridden body in the street
    Ride, Johnny ride
    Kennedy’s shattered head hits concrete
    Ride, Johnny ride

    Johnny’s wife is floundering
    Johnny’s wife is scared
    Run, Jackie run

    Texas is an outrage when your husband is dead
    Texas is an outrage when they pick up his head
    Texas is the reason that the president’s dead
    You gotta suck, suck, Jackie suck

    President’s bullet-ridden body in the street
    Ride, Johnny ride
    Kennedy’s shattered head hits concrete
    Ride, Johnny ride

    Texas is an outrage when your husband is dead
    Texas is an outrage when they pick up his head
    Texas is the reason that the president’s dead
    You gotta suck, suck, Jackie suck

    Arise Jackie O, Jonathon of Kennedy
    Well, arise and be shot down
    The dirt’s gonna be your dessert
    My cum be your life source
    And the only way to get it
    Is to suck or fuck
    Or be poor and devoid
    And masturbate me, masturbate me
    Then slurp it from your palm
    Like a dry desert soaking up rain
    Soaking up sun
    Like a dry desert soaking up rain
    Soaking up sun

  15. Jamie Kelly,

    If McCain and HRC manage to take their parties’ nomination, this will be the first American presidential election in which both major-party candidates have different sets of genitalia.

    Boy, the Clinton campaign sure has got you fooled.

    The McCain one as well. (Hint: It looks like an unopened rose…)

  16. Why doesn’t Adblock work on reason.com anymore?

  17. If McCain and HRC manage to take their parties’ nomination, this will be the first American presidential election in which both major-party candidates have different sets of genitalia.

    Jamie Kelly –
    I gotta disagree with ya there. I’m pretty certain that previous candidates did not share the same set of genitalia. [/quibbling jerk]

  18. In fact, the last Senator to get the White House was, if I am guessing right, JFK.

    Well, not counting LBJ.

  19. I’m pretty certain that previous candidates did not share the same set of genitalia.

    Overheard durng debate: “Excuse me! I believe I have the genitalia now!”

  20. Well, not counting LBJ.

    I think they were talking about sitting senators.

  21. My 11 year old boy thinks its just perfect to refer to people who aren’t terribly bright like this:

    You are SUCH a Mormon.

    Sort of like Bugs Bunny calling you a Maroon.

    His mother and I try to discourage this. I occasionally smirk. Mrs TWC does not.

  22. prole wins the thread out of the gate!

  23. My 11 year old boy thinks its just perfect to refer to people who aren’t terribly bright like this:

    You are SUCH a Mormon.

    So, perhaps we’ve already had a Mormon president?

  24. I thought about posting the lyrics to Bullet the other day, but didn’t for some reason. Now my thunder is stolen forever.

  25. And people think joe is too uptight to smoke weed.

  26. TWO sitting senators! No-Doze sales will skyrocket during debate season.

  27. My 11 year old boy thinks its just perfect to refer to people who aren’t terribly bright like this:

    You are SUCH a Mormon.

    Some basketball player in Utah for the NBA playoffs years ago (Barkley? Shaq? No idea) would greet people “Gooood Mormon!”.

    Probably easier to get away with when you’re 6’8″ and weigh 240 pounds.

  28. LBJ was VP before being President, as was former House member Gerald Ford. Despite having a pile of wannabee presidents in the Senate every four years, only two have become president in the last hundred years. Governors & Generals are the order of the day.

  29. Well, since 1900 we have:

    T Roosevelt – VP
    Taft – VP
    Wilson – Governor
    Harding – Senator
    Coolidge – VP
    Hoover – VP
    F Roosevelt – Governor
    Truman – VP
    Eisenhower – NATO Commander
    Kennedy – Senator
    Johnson – VP
    Nixon – ex-VP
    Ford – VP
    Carter – Governor
    Reagan – Governor
    G H Bush – VP
    Clinton – Governor
    G W Bush – Governor

    So we have 9 VPs, 6 Governors, 2 Senators, 1 NATO Commander. The governor obsession is a relatively new thing, and could reverse itself quite easily. Being VP is the best stepping stone to the “big chair”, it would seem.

  30. Also, we went from 1932-1976 without electing a governor, the same time length which we haven’t elected a Senator (1960-2004).

  31. So we have 9 VPs, 6 Governors, 2 Senators, 1 NATO Commander. The governor obsession is a relatively new thing, and could reverse itself quite easily. Being VP is the best stepping stone to the “big chair”, it would seem.

    Actually T. Roosevelt, Truman and Johnson were all incumbent presidents when they each won their one and only presidential election. That reduces the VP numbers a bit since it is arguable (perhaps even doubtful) whether any of them would have won an election simply as a sitting VP. What it shows more than anything is the power of incumbency.

  32. SugarFree | February 4, 2008, 4:36pm | #

    Jamie Kelly,

    If McCain and HRC manage to take their parties’ nomination, this will be the first American presidential election in which both major-party candidates have different sets of genitalia.

    Boy, the Clinton campaign sure has got you fooled.

    The McCain one as well. (Hint: It looks like an unopened rose…)

    Waitasec, if BOTH of em are fooling us as to what they have under the hood, then Jamie’s statement is correct!

  33. Chris Potter-

    Hoover wasn’t VP. He was Secretary of Commerce. Charles W. Dawes was Coolidge’s Veep.

    So that’s 8 VPs, 6 Governors, 2 Senators, 1 NATO Commander and 1 Cabinet Secretary.

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