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« on: May 17, 2005, 09:06:12 pm »

I guess 1924 is the only one.
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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2005, 09:53:56 pm »

1988, 1976 (at the time), 1956, 1952, and 1940.
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2005, 10:44:43 pm »

1952, 1956,1832, 1844, 1912 (counting Progressive as second major),
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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2005, 11:06:21 pm »

1844 Polk and Clay
1888 and 1892  Harrison and Cleveland
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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2005, 11:13:19 pm »

1880, 1904, 1924, 1960.
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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2005, 11:16:12 pm »


Sounds about right.  Although I probably would have been an ardent Nixon supporter at the time.
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« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2005, 02:14:57 am »

1924 was awful. Every election from 1940-1956 was ok.
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« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2005, 02:46:45 am »
« Edited: May 18, 2005, 10:01:55 am by R.P. McMurphy the 10,000-Volt Psychopath »

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.
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« Reply #8 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)
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« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2005, 01:03:57 pm »

1992.
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« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2005, 02:01:18 pm »

1948
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« Reply #11 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.
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« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2005, 04:39:55 pm »

1848, 1876, 1880, 1928, 1952, and 1968 all come to mind.
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« Reply #13 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.
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« Reply #14 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?
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« Reply #15 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.
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« Reply #16 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.
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« Reply #17 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.
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« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2005, 11:40:43 pm »
« Edited: May 23, 2005, 03:24:40 pm by kso »

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

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« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2005, 07:52:26 pm »

There's Truman and......what, you're not talking abot Dewey are you?
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« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2005, 02:08:29 am »

1912, Taft and TR were good.
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« Reply #21 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.
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« Reply #22 on: May 23, 2005, 11:50:33 pm »

1844, 1860, 1876, 1916
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« Reply #23 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.
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« Reply #24 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.
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