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GOP wins linked to Nixon, Bushes?

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I wonder whether the following fact is a reflection of the disconnect between the Republican Party and the American people or whether it is a reflection of how Americans viewed Richard Nixon and the Bush family.

The last time a Republican won a presidential race without a Nixon or a Bush on the ticket was in 1928, when Herbert Hoover captured the presidency. That was 84 years ago.

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  1. Only two presidents have been elected since Truman without a Johnson or a peanut farmer on the ticket.

    The letter writer basks in the glow of irrelevant stats.

  2. Typical of the ignorant left. They either revise history to meet their agenda or simply make up facts like Harry the Red did in proclaiming Romney paid no taxes for 10 years.

  3. "Incorrect. Reagan and Eisenhower were republican elected presidents unless you're ignoring Eisenhower because Nixon was the VP on the ticket."

    Not so. The letter writer IS correct. The term "ticket" refers to BOTH the presidential and vice-presidential nominee. Nixon was Ike's vp and Bush was Reagan's vp.

    Two of the last two Democratic Presidents won re-election. Only one, Jimmy Carter, ran for re-election and was defeated since 1944.

  4. "Since the 1930's, democratic presidents have sent our troops into battle resulting in 1,416,349 total dead & wounded."

    I wonder how high it would be if Democrats weren't so much into appeasement. :-)

  5. Freeman

    I wasn't trying to be partisan. I thought we were just funnin' each other. :-)

  6. I think the point Mr. Bencivenga is making here is that Pres. Nixon and Pres.'s Bush were associated with 'tickets' that didn't insult or denigrate voters. To win people over to your point of view you must give them dignity and respect, to their family and friends too. Far too many Republicans have forgotten that, as you can see by the comments posted here.