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Last Recourse of Failed Presidents

anewman Wrote: Sep 04, 2012 5:49 PM
Yep... and like others have said they will keep voting themselves the goodies until the well runs dry. And after BHO there will be another promising more and more of the same. So, I will vote my conscience, and be humbly thankful for what I have for as long as it lasts. My children 1 and 2.5 yo will not grow up in a country as great as I did.

Both the 20th and 21st centuries have seen failed presidencies.

William Howard Taft lost in 1912, though he might have retained office had not his old friend and former leader Theodore Roosevelt run as a third party Bull Moose candidate and won more votes than Taft.

Herbert Hoover failed through no fault of his own. The Crash of 1929 and the Great Depression were beyond his control, and every remedy he tried failed adequately to work.

Had the popular Cal Coolidge sought a second full term in 1928 instead of declaring, "I do not choose to run,"...