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  1. tedylb

    tedylb Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    I haven't seen this mentioned, but have you noticed how good looking the candidates and their spouses are? Michelle is beautiful and Palin is very photogenic. Is this a prerequisite for the national stage? You have to go back to George Sr (and Barbara)and Cheney, to find someone with average looks. Would lightweights like Quayle and Ferraro been selected if they were ugly?
     
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    I agree. It's a real problem in our society. Some have pointed out that our greatest president, Lincoln, wouldn't stand a chance today because of his appearance.
     
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    We live in a constant media society.

    I'd also like to point out the Jack Bauer 24 factor and that has helped Obama. On a non-tv factor- Colin Powell and Cond. Rice have really help to set the stage.
     
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    Ruth Ginsburg For President
     
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    Fixed it for you ,Harry.:)
     
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    #12 Jersey

    It's a known fact JFK beat Nixon in the popularity contest due to television. Nixon looked older and appeared to have a 5 O'clock shadow while Kennedy looked like, well Kennedy. It's what propelled Clinton ahead. And why I was very surprised dubya won over Gore but, there are many strange things about dubya. Laura Bush is nice looking but, I think McCain's wife is too. Ofcourse Michelle is but, she is also much much younger than any first lady or potential first lady in my life time.
     
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    #12 Jersey

    I like it. :D
     
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    I have heard some rumors that one of the candidates does not look like past Presidents. For the life of me I really don't know what they are talking about.
     
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    #12 Jersey

    And that he was Republican and all the media and TV in the liberal tank (from MSNBC to The Daily Show) would lambaste him daily.
     

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