Running Against History, Sarah Palin
July 21, 2010 by USA Post
Running Against History, Sarah Palin, Former Vice-President candidate who lost an excellent record of being away, and Palin must consider as it ponders a race of 2012. dance fan of Sarah Palin – Does she or will not run for president in 2012? – Teases money supporters and the media appealed Celebrity-centric. Yet before long, the former governor and his devoted followers will face a sad reality.
Should she seek the Republican nomination, it not only will face several candidates from the White House in mind of his own party, but also the immutable facts of American political history. To be tactful on the subject: The voters were not particularly good for losing candidate Vice-President of a party for nearly a century.
Interestingly, since 1960, every elected vice-president in place – with the exception of Dick Cheney – has won the presidential endorsement of his party. Richard Nixon in 1960, Hubert Humphrey in 1968, George HW Bush in 1988 and Al Gore in 2000, all used the No. 2 office as a springboard for a run at the White House, Mr Bush with the singular winner.
However, during this half-century, with the vice-presidency much higher than in the past, the running mate who lost had serious problems making their mark in the coming political campaigns. Yes, Walter Mondale has rebounded from the 1980 race, when he was veep Jimmy Carter’s re-election running mate to the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984, but Ronald Reagan decisively defeated this year.
Bob Dole ran with Gerald Ford in 1976, and they lost the Carter-Mondale ticket. Twenty years later, Dole returned as the GOP standard-bearer, but was trounced by Bill Clinton.
The other 10 running mates from 1960 until 2004 almost disappeared, although many (like Henry Cabot Lodge in 1964, Ed Muskie in 1972, R. Sargent Shriver in 1976, Dan Quayle in 2000, Joe Lieberman in 2004 and John Edwards in 2008) tried unsuccessfully to bid on their own presidential subsequent years.
William E. Miller, the congressman who led New York with Barry Goldwater in 1964, had the most realistic approach to its national prominence ephemeral. He was featured in a television commercial for American Express on the theme: “Do you know me?”
Throughout the 20th century, only two candidates losing the vice presidency expressed any sort of shadow government or policy worthy of mention. Today, we tend to forget that Earl Warren, California governor popular at the time was Thomas Dewey’s running mate in 1948, the year Harry Truman defied all predictions of pollsters and win a full term as president. In 1953, Dwight Eisenhower selected to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, where he served with historic consequences and considerable controversy until his retirement in 1969.
Of course, in 1920, then Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Franklin D. Roosevelt ran with James M. Cox, losing soundly to the Republican ticket of Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge. Twelve years later, as governor of New York, FDR won his first of four presidential elections.
Given their ideological point of view, if Sarah Palin will never begin to draw parallels between it and Franklin Roosevelt is very doubtful. But to be fair, they are kindred spirits in their ability to communicate with the public through the media and that unquantifiable charisma based personality trait called.
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