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User Info: wolf_blitzer85

wolf_blitzer85
4 years ago#1
Northerners rarely win Presidential elections.

3 out of the last 6 U.S. Presidents have been from the South

Carter *
Reagan
Bush Sr
Clinton *
Bush Jr *
Obama



And Bush Sr was a wannabe Texan who lived in Kennebunkport, Maine but retired to Texas.

Obama is still a Midwesterner (remember Hawaii?) by most standards.

The last two Northerners to hold office were Ford and JFK.


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User Info: Brett8

Brett8
4 years ago#2
Since when is Illinois not considered part of the North? The Northeast is not the North.
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robert21
4 years ago#3
K that's 3 out of six. Now what are the numbers for the rest of us history?
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User Info: X_Roxas_X

X_Roxas_X
4 years ago#4
robert21 posted...
K that's 3 out of six. Now what are the numbers for the rest of us history?


Let's go back a little further.

Obama - Midwest
Bush - South
Clinton - South
Bush - South/Northeast
Reagan - West
Carter - South
Ford - Midwest
Nixon - West
LBJ - South
JFK - Northeast
Eisenhower - Midwest
Truman - Midwest
FDR - Northeast
Hoover- West

That's a list that's pretty lacking in northerners. The majority of our presidents for the last couple of generations are from the south, midwest, or west.
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User Info: JIC X

JIC X
4 years ago#5
Kind of a bait-and-switch here, eh?
You said "Northerners".

Also, it's odd that you cut your list off at Hoover; his two immediate predecessors were Northerners as well. And so was Wilson, if you think of him as a New Jerseyan rather than a Virginian. Which gets you to Taft, an Ohioan, and TR, from New York. Then McKinley, an Ohioan, Grover Cleveland, a Northeasterner, Benjamin Harrison of Indiana, etc., etc.

You have to go all the way back to Andrew Johnson before you hit another Southerner.
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TheRealJiraiya
4 years ago#6
As one of the most obnoxiously patriotic Texans on the board, who on earth cares?
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User Info: Spadermon

Spadermon
4 years ago#7
X_Roxas_X posted...


Obama - Midwest The North
Bush - South Yup
Clinton - South Yup
Bush - South/Northeast
Reagan - West
Carter - South
Ford - Midwest AKA: The North
Nixon - West I'll grant you this one
LBJ - South
JFK - Northeast
Eisenhower - Midwest Kansas, which is splitting hairs, so sure
Truman - Midwest Ditto for Missouri, but I'd still qualify him as northern [i.e. not southern]
FDR - Northeast
Hoover- West

That's a list that's pretty lacking in northerners. The majority of our presidents for the last couple of generations are from the south, midwest, or west.


The Midwest is northern and the West is Northern enough to not be Southern, by which I mean I draw the standard at the borders of the Confederacy.
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User Info: Red XlV

Red XlV
4 years ago#8
George W. Bush was a New England transplant, not an actual southerner. Though I admit, the South is a natural fit for him, given his level of derp.
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User Info: skullmagic2

skullmagic2
4 years ago#9
Obama is still a Midwesterner (remember Hawaii?) by most standards.

yes, I recall something Hawaii being the midwest
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User Info: X_Roxas_X

X_Roxas_X
4 years ago#10
JIC X posted...
Kind of a bait-and-switch here, eh?
You said "Northerners".

Also, it's odd that you cut your list off at Hoover; his two immediate predecessors were Northerners as well. And so was Wilson, if you think of him as a New Jerseyan rather than a Virginian. Which gets you to Taft, an Ohioan, and TR, from New York. Then McKinley, an Ohioan, Grover Cleveland, a Northeasterner, Benjamin Harrison of Indiana, etc., etc.

You have to go all the way back to Andrew Johnson before you hit another Southerner.


Not really a bait and switch, seeing that I'm not TC, and was neither agreeing nor disagreeing with his point.
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