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First one who posts the answer gets an official "Ataboy' from old Rad ...

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Who ever gets elected in November will be the first ________ to be elected since _______ in 1960.

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Come on Bryan ... show me what you got.

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First one who posts the answer gets an official "Ataboy' from old Rad ...

Fill in the blanks :

Who ever gets elected in November will be the first ________ to be elected since _______ in 1960.

Go ...

Come on Bryan ... show me what you got.

First sitting senator since JFK?

(Never had Paszkiewicz as a history teacher, btw ;) )

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First one who posts the answer gets an official "Ataboy' from old Rad ...

Fill in the blanks :

Who ever gets elected in November will be the first ________ to be elected since _______ in 1960.

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Come on Bryan ... show me what you got.

Another victim of Kool-Aid.

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First one who posts the answer gets an official "Ataboy' from old Rad ...

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Who ever gets elected in November will be the first ________ to be elected since _______ in 1960.

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Come on Bryan ... show me what you got.

Senator - JFK

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Hahaha, both Bryan and 2dim avoided answering the question. "Too easy" my ass, you didn't know.

The answer to that one could hardly have been avoided once McCain effectively locked up the GOP nomination. It's well known to folks who follow politics (I'm one) that people with executive experience tend to do well in presidential elections. It was an issue when Kerry was running. It was reported in the news back then and it was reported in the news now (I last heard it on the Michael Medved radio show last week).

If you want to believe I didn't know it, "Guest," that's perfectly fine by me. What it shows as much as anything is that you thought it wasn't common knowledge.

Could she really cast aside the baggage from years in the spotlight to become not merely the first senator since John F. Kennedy - or the first Northeasterner of any party since Mr. Kennedy - to be elected to the White House, but America's first woman president?

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/05/weekinre...t&position=

We have not elected a senator since John F. Kennedy, or a military man since Dwight Eisenhower.

http://www.womensleadership.com/archive/article_04_1_03.php

No longer tied to the Senate could also help Edwards, since no sitting senator since John F. Kennedy in 1960 has been elected president.

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/thefix/2006...riday_line.html

I have often heard it said that being a Senator is a good stepping stone to President of the USA. Research shows this to be really false, and that's bad news for Kerry. Oh, many sitting senators run for President, but for over 120 years, they have rarely and barely won.

http://ideas.4brad.com/archives/000146.html

The Senate curse. No sitting senator has been elected President since 1960. In all of American history, the only senators to move directly to the White House were John F. Kennedy and Warren G. Harding. Senator Kerry joins a distinguished list of senatorial losers, including Bob Dole and George McGovern.

http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflas..._6954_db015.htm

As he steps into prime time tonight, John Kerry faces a daunting challenge: No sitting senator has been elected president since another man from Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy, won in 1960.

http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2004/07/2...cvn29kerry.html

Truth is, it's hard out there for a senator running for president. Washington trivia nerds like to point out that John F. Kennedy was the last sitting senator elected president.

http://www.usnews.com/blogs/news-desk/2007...ur-day-job.html

In fact senators running for the White House seldom finish up with smiles on their faces.

George Bush speaks at an Ohio community college last month

Kerry charges that Bush is out of ideas on the economy

You've got to go all the way back to John F Kennedy in 1960 to find a sitting senator who was elected president.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3544959.stm

I'm pretty sure it was the same Michael Medved show as the one where he talked about presidential eye color.

http://michaelmedved.townhall.com/blog/g/6...5e-ddebd808430e

Obama is toast! :lol:

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