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I too am not a fan of Morris, however I think his thought has merrit (but probably not this coming Pres. election). As both parties go farther left and right, it leaves people such as myself to choose security over some of my liberal concerns. If someone like Rudy came in (not a fan of Bloomberg) strong on security, but also pro-choice, etc. he or she could concievably take a lot of the vote.
Is the gun control aspect of the liberal ideology really a selling point for mainstream America, or do reporters just think that it is? (Or to ask it another way, is Morris expressing his veiwpoint as mainstream, or am I?)
1964 – Lyndon Johnson, incumbent President, former vice-President, born and raised in Texas, which was part of the Confederacy
1968 – Richard Nixon, former vice-President, born and raised in California
1972 – Richard Nixon, incumbent President
1976 – Jimmy Carter, born and raised in Georgia, governor of Georgia, which was part of the Confederacy
1980 – Ronald Reagan, born in Illinois, moved to California in 1937, former governor of California
1984 – Ronald Reagan, incumbent President and former governor of California
1988 – George H. W. Bush, sitting vice-President, born in Massachusetts, raised in Connecticut, moved to Texas in 1948
1992 – Bill Clinton, governor of Arkansas (part of the Confederacy), where he was born and raised
1996 – Bill Clinton, incumbent President
2000 – George W. Bush, governor of Texas, where he was raised
2004 – George W. Bush, incumbent President
So every winner of a Presidential election from 1964 on has had prior experience as either a state governor or a vice-President. The majority were raised in states that had been part of the Confederacy. I’ve been pleasantly surprised by Michael Bloomberg’s performance as mayor of New York, but forty-plus years of history doesn’t bode well for his chances.