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  2008: Warner v. McCain (search mode)
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PBrunsel
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« on: December 11, 2008, 02:49:18 pm »

This is a very interesting scenario, as neither of these candidates are in any way exceptional public speakers. In this day and age, a person has to be a good public speaker to win the White House, so the American people would face an interesting predicament with Governor Warner and Senator McCain squaring off. I would give the win to the governor, however, as I feel he could connect with the Middle Class voter better than Senator McCain. In the end, Warner wins in a walk.



Mark Warner/Bill Richardson (D): 356 EV;53.4% of the PV
John McCain/Tim Pawlenty (R): 182 EV; 46.1% of the PV
Others (Libertarian, Constitution, etc.): 0 EV; 0.5% of the PV

Governor Pawlenty would become the "heir apparent" for the 2012 GOP Pesidential nomination, as he has a more positive Fall Campaign than the media allowed Governor Palin to have. All in all, an interesting scenario. I also would have probably voted for the Democatic Ticket as it seems like the most qualifed ticket since Johnson/Humphrey in 1964.
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PBrunsel
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« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2008, 07:44:02 pm »

In this day and age, a person has to be a good public speaker to win the White House

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Einzige,

A point well taken, but even President Bush is not that terrible of a public speaker. His way of speaking is his own tpye of "folsky", and that obviosly worked in two (or at least one) national election.
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