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Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion => U.S. Presidential Election Results => Topic started by: A18 on May 17, 2005, 09:06:12 pm



Title: Presidential elections with two good major party choices
Post by: A18 on May 17, 2005, 09:06:12 pm
I guess 1924 is the only one.


Title: Re: Presidential elections with two good major party choices
Post by: True Democrat on May 17, 2005, 09:53:56 pm
1988, 1976 (at the time), 1956, 1952, and 1940.


Title: Re: Presidential elections with two good major party choices
Post by: Speed of Sound on May 17, 2005, 10:44:43 pm
1952, 1956,1832, 1844, 1912 (counting Progressive as second major),


Title: Re: Presidential elections with two good major party choices
Post by: True Federalist on May 17, 2005, 11:06:21 pm
1844 Polk and Clay
1888 and 1892  Harrison and Cleveland


Title: Re: Presidential elections with two good major party choices
Post by: Rob on May 17, 2005, 11:13:19 pm
1880, 1904, 1924, 1960.


Title: Re: Presidential elections with two good major party choices
Post by: Erc on May 17, 2005, 11:16:12 pm

Sounds about right.  Although I probably would have been an ardent Nixon supporter at the time.


Title: Re: Presidential elections with two good major party choices
Post by: ○∙◄☻tπ[╪AV┼cV└ on May 18, 2005, 02:14:57 am
1924 was awful. Every election from 1940-1956 was ok.


Title: Re: Presidential elections with two good major party choices
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on May 18, 2005, 02:46:45 am
1976 was the last election to have two okay major party choices...good is something else...1956 maybe, or if you want better than that, 1916, discounting Wilson's stroke and the consequences. If that doesn't count (since the stroke happened, after all) 1908. My final answer.

EDIT - seems I am indeed confused...I thought Roosevelt ran that year. Myeh. 1860, then. Lincoln vs Douglas.


Title: Re: Presidential elections with two good major party choices
Post by: CARLHAYDEN on May 18, 2005, 09:30:22 am
Limiting your list to Republicans and Democrats (the case is muddied in re parties before the War between the States):

1956
1952
1924
1904
1892 (maybe)


Title: Re: Presidential elections with two good major party choices
Post by: nini2287 on May 18, 2005, 01:03:57 pm
1992.


Title: Re: Presidential elections with two good major party choices
Post by: Hitchabrut on May 18, 2005, 02:01:18 pm
1948


Title: Re: Presidential elections with two good major party choices
Post by: A18 on May 18, 2005, 02:43:01 pm
No, I mean elections in which both of the major party candidates would be good presidents in your opinion.


Title: Re: Presidential elections with two good major party choices
Post by: PBrunsel on May 18, 2005, 04:39:55 pm
1848, 1876, 1880, 1928, 1952, and 1968 all come to mind.


Title: Re: Presidential elections with two good major party choices
Post by: Soup18 on May 20, 2005, 01:27:33 pm
The last one was 1924. I can't see how socialism or Catholicism can be a good choice.


Title: Re: Presidential elections with two good major party choices
Post by: Beet on May 20, 2005, 04:32:13 pm
The last one was 1924. I can't see how socialism or Catholicism can be a good choice.

You think every Dem candidate to run since 1924 was a socialist?


Title: Re: Presidential elections with two good major party choices
Post by: A18 on May 20, 2005, 04:37:56 pm
I think he was implying that Hoover was a socialist, and what's his name was Catholic.


Title: Re: Presidential elections with two good major party choices
Post by: True Democrat on May 20, 2005, 04:56:15 pm
I think he was implying that Hoover was a socialist, and what's his name was Catholic.

There was no major party Catholic candidate in 1924.  That was Alfred Smith in 1928.


Title: Re: Presidential elections with two good major party choices
Post by: A18 on May 20, 2005, 04:57:53 pm
He said the last one with two good major party candidates was 1924.

Then comes 1928. Obviously Hoover didn't run in 1924 either. He was responding to PBrunsel, I believe.


Title: Re: Presidential elections with two good major party choices
Post by: Lincoln Republican on May 20, 2005, 11:40:43 pm
1860
Abraham Lincoln GOP
Stephen A Douglas DEM

1896/1900
William McKinley GOP
William J Bryan DEM

1904
Theodore Roosevelt GOP
Alton B Parker DEM

1912
Woodrow Wilson DEM
Theodore Rooselvelt Progressive

1916
Woodrow Wilson DEM
Charles Evans Hughes GOP

1944
Franklin D Roosevelt DEM
Thomas E Dewey GOP

1952/1956
Dwight D Eisenhower GOP
Adlai Stevenson DEM



Title: Re: Presidential elections with two good major party choices
Post by: jokerman on May 21, 2005, 07:52:26 pm
There's Truman and......what, you're not talking abot Dewey are you?


Title: Re: Presidential elections with two good major party choices
Post by: Bleeding heart conservative, HTMLdon on May 22, 2005, 02:08:29 am
1912, Taft and TR were good.


Title: Re: Presidential elections with two good major party choices
Post by: Rob on May 22, 2005, 02:16:01 am

I don't know why people here like Thomas Dewey either. Can you picture "the little man on the wedding cake" as President? Absolutely terrible.


Title: Re: Presidential elections with two good major party choices
Post by: Bugs on May 23, 2005, 11:50:33 pm
1844, 1860, 1876, 1916


Title: Re: Presidential elections with two good major party choices
Post by: A18 on May 24, 2005, 10:44:16 am

Yawn. In what presidential election would you not have voted Republican? Note: the Republicans have to have existed at the time.


Title: Re: Presidential elections with two good major party choices
Post by: Jake on May 24, 2005, 05:45:48 pm
1960, 1968 (Three excellent choices), 1948 (Three excellent choices), a few at the turn of the century, those with Bryan vs. McKinley.


Title: Re: Presidential elections with two good major party choices
Post by: jokerman on July 13, 2005, 03:15:31 pm
1912 had three good candidates


Title: Re: Presidential elections with two good major party choices
Post by: A18 on July 13, 2005, 05:18:03 pm

Worst election ever


Title: Re: Presidential elections with two good major party choices
Post by: skybridge on July 14, 2005, 01:35:48 am
1912 is probably the only one.


Title: Re: Presidential elections with two good major party choices
Post by: Jake on July 14, 2005, 01:54:30 am

Hopefully, you refer to TR and Taft because Wilson simply was a failure and not "good" in any way.


Title: Re: Presidential elections with two good major party choices
Post by: skybridge on July 14, 2005, 01:30:51 pm

Hopefully, you refer to TR and Taft because Wilson simply was a failure and not "good" in any way.

I'm pretty divded about Wilson. I like the fact that he introduced child labor laws and granted women suffrage (though it didn't go into effect until Harding), but I can't stand that he introduced the espionage act of 1917 and the followers.


Title: Re: Presidential elections with two good major party choices
Post by: DanielX on July 18, 2005, 07:58:45 pm
Two *good* choices from major party candidates. Geez, not many. 1796 and 1800 have Adams and Jefferson (both good; TJ's better); 1860 had Lincoln, Douglas, and Bell who were all okay but not great; then there's 1884-1892, Cleveland and his opponents were pretty good. Latest with even two okay candidates would be 1948 (Truman and Dewey). After that, there's only one or sometimes none who is good.