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Thread #98226   Message #1943218
Posted By: Riginslinger
21-Jan-07 - 10:04 AM
Thread Name: BS: Hillary is in the race for President
Subject: RE: BS: Hillary is in the race for President
I don't know, Lincoln got elected as the first Republican, and I don't recall who the first presidential Whig was, but there were no Whigs in the first few elections.
               If FDR had run as a Socialist, he might have gotten elected, in lieu of just having the Democratic Party co-opt all of the Socialist Party's programs.
               Ross Perot made a pretty good run at it, and would have done a lot better if he'd really been serious, and had a little more political savy.

               Besides, third party candidates make the races a lot more entertaining.