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Unfinished: Who to Run Against Obama

Early sure, but…


Thomas Dewey (‘48): Governor of New York
Ike (‘52, ‘56): Nationally Prominent War General
Nixon (‘60): Senator, Vice President
Goldwater (‘64): Senator, Author
Nixon (‘68, ‘72): VP, Senator, Nearly won in ‘60
Ford (‘76): Weakest candidate, almost lost 1976 nomination to Reagan, still had 8 years as Minority Leader in House, sitting president.
Reagan (‘80, ‘84): Actor, Governor of California, Author, ‘64 Goldwater endorsement speech, nearly won nomination in ‘76
Bush I (‘88, ‘92): Longtime politico, VP, ran a few times, in ‘88 ran on Reagan’s legacy
Dole (‘96): War hero, 20+years as a senator, 10+ years GOP Senate leader.
Bush II (‘00, ‘04): Governor of Texas, Karl Rove (I’m one of a number of political hacks who see Bush II as a creation of Rove). Son of President.
McCain (‘08): War Hero, 20+years in Senate, ran in 2000 against Bush, media darling.

So it’s a Reagan or a Nixon

Huckabee From whence cometh wealth?

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