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EternalOptimistPopulist
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« on: March 28, 2023, 11:22:50 PM »

Starting with 2000


2002



2006




2008




2010




2012




2014



2016
Clinton gives it another shot...



2018


2020
Trump wins by house delegation




2022




January 20, 2001 - January 20, 2007: George W. Bush
January 20, 2007 - January 20, 2011: Hillary Clinton
January 20, 2011 - January 20, 2013: Rick Santorum
January 20, 2013 - January 20, 2015: Barack Obama
January 20, 2015 - January 20, 2019: Rand Paul
January 20, 2019 - January 20, 2021: Joe Biden
January 20, 2021 - January 20, 2023: Donald Trump
January 20, 2023 - present: Barack Obama
 



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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2023, 05:50:10 PM »

Given midterm elections, I think this would be very chaotic and the incumbentt would tend to get swept out all the time unless we just won a world war or landed on the moon or something similarly unifying. 
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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2023, 02:05:26 PM »

A horrible timeline to imagine, although I think you're probably right about Bush getting defeated in 2006.  The financial crisis is bad enough that Democrats probably lose in 2008, though.

Maybe something like this:

43.  George W. Bush (R-TX); 2001 to 2007
44.  Hillary Clinton (D-NY); 2007 to 2009
45.  Mitt Romney (R-MA); 2009 to 2011
46.  Barack Obama (D-IL); 2011 to 2019
47.  Donald Trump (R-NY); 2019 to 2021
48.  Joe Biden (D-DE); 2021 to present
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« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2023, 07:41:48 PM »

Given midterm elections, I think this would be very chaotic and the incumbentt would tend to get swept out all the time unless we just won a world war or landed on the moon or something similarly unifying. 

I think the opposite actually. There would be no midterms, and thus no midterm dynamic. Every election is a general election.

Plus as I understand it in states with 2 year gubernatorial terms it's not particularly common for incumbents to lose their first re-election?
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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2023, 06:28:42 PM »

Presidents would act more cautiously if their terms were only two years long.
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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2023, 09:00:31 AM »

Would be a terrible idea, as your timeline shows there'd be a constant rotation of Presidents
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