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    Can McCain be presidential candidate? Question to Americans mostly.

    I couldn't find a subforum for political questions, so I am placing it here....

    My questions are:

    1) Can McCain be presidential candidate again (any year, not necess. this one)? I suppose he can acc.to legislation, but has it ever been practised in US history when a candidate that had lost tried to win it again. Or traditionally (maybe due to ethics or smth.) they never try again?

    2) If Obama loses this time, can he theoretically try it again next time? This would be another case, because in this case it's someone who is a one-time president.

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    Nixon lost to Kennedy in 1960. Nixon then won in 1968.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexsms View Post
    I couldn't find a subforum for political questions, so I am placing it here....

    My questions are:

    2) If Obama loses this time, can he theoretically try it again next time? This would be another case, because in this case it's someone who is a one-time president.
    Yes and it has happened.

    Our 22nd and 24th President was Grover Cleveland. He was the ONLY president to serve two non-consecutive terms (1885–1889 and 1893–1897). He lost to Benjamin_Harrison in 1889 and then won again in 1893. Under our rules for "numbering" presidents, as Cleveland served two non-consecutive terms, he is counted twice in the numbering of the presidents.


    Also of note about Nixon and President Ford. President Ford was not elected Vice President or President when he first became President. Ford was the first person appointed to the vice-presidency under the terms of the 25th Amendment (after Spiro Agnew had resigned). Then when Nixon resigned on August 9, 1974, he became President. Ford was the only President of the United States who was never elected President nor Vice-President by the Electoral College.

    Just as a side comment, I remember when that all of the Nixon/Ford stuff happened and as a child it was soooooo confusing to me! Even now it seems like a script from a Hollywood movie as it has that "perfect storm" feel to it.
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    Not if he brings Sarah Palin with him
    Вот потому, что вы говорите то, что не думаете, и думаете то, что не думаете, вот в клетках и сидите. И вообще, весь этот горький катаклизм, который я здесь наблюдаю, и Владимир Николаевич тоже…

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    Sarah Palin is sexy Cougar.
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    Ah, sexy on the outside.... but on the inside she is злая! She may be able to "see Russia from her porch"... but I doubt she could find Russia on a map!
    Вот потому, что вы говорите то, что не думаете, и думаете то, что не думаете, вот в клетках и сидите. И вообще, весь этот горький катаклизм, который я здесь наблюдаю, и Владимир Николаевич тоже…

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    Well, simply she is stupid and uncultured woman then, not злая.

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    I think she is evil, really. I would say more but the language would not be suitable for a public forum
    Вот потому, что вы говорите то, что не думаете, и думаете то, что не думаете, вот в клетках и сидите. И вообще, весь этот горький катаклизм, который я здесь наблюдаю, и Владимир Николаевич тоже…

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    rockzmom, I'm glad you mentioned that. Those kinds of pieces of information do not just jump off the table at you. I knew about Grover Cleveland because he is a relative and I was ready to respond, but you beat me to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaika View Post
    rockzmom, I'm glad you mentioned that. Those kinds of pieces of information do not just jump off the table at you. I knew about Grover Cleveland because he is a relative and I was ready to respond, but you beat me to it.
    Hahaha... I only know because I have two daughters studying US History and National, State and Local Government right now!!!

    You're related to Grover??? That must be an interesting story all by itself! Inquiring minds want to know more!
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    On my mother's side, her name was Cleveland. I don't know any more than that, unfortunately.

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