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  1. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/12/us/politics/edwin-edwards-dead.html During a successful election campaign for governor in 1983, he boasted, "The only way I can lose this election is if I'm caught in bed with either a dead girl or a live boy."
  2. Gettr got hacked the day it launched...
  3. Most presidents who have had poor approval ratings while in office have improved their public standing as ex-presidents. Hoover, Carter, Truman, even crooked old Nixon all saw their legacies grow after they left office despite low public opinion when they left office.
  4. Badges? We don't need no stinkin' badges!
  5. Historically, losing running mates haven't been viable. Mike Pence is reviled by both larger parties. Tim Kaine will never be president or even get nominated. Paul Ryan and Sarah Palin were out of office for good before they turned 50. John Edwards was a non-contender in 2008 before scandal ended his career. Joe Lieberman was perhaps even less popular than Pence and had to leave the party shortly after his failed VP run. Jack Kemp ended his political career as Dole's #2. Dan Quayle was a national joke. Lloyd Bentsen had a long and distinguished career, but never ran for office again after losing his VP race. Geraldine Ferraro likewise was never a candidate again. Walter Mondale got nominated and even won a state, that's your high water mark for VP losers. I could keep going, but it's more of the same as far back as you want to look.
  6. Being a losing running mate is worse if you aspire to higher office. Losing VP candidates are hardly ever heard from again. Being VP rarely leads to the presidency and even more rarely a return to congress or a governor's seat.
  7. Noem is probably smart enough to realize that being somebody's running mate is usually a career dead end
  8. Would they really elect him as Speaker? He'd be switching committee members every other week.
  9. Going from president to one of 435 congresspersons is a huge step down in prestige and visibility. Even if the GOP wins the house they might balk at electing a first term congressperson with an erratic leadership style to a position where he'll determine committee placements and the like.
  10. This closed just a month after being announced
  11. Polls three years out are a waste of time. Trump was nowhere in 2013 polling. Obama wasn't even included in most 2005 polls.
  12. People not wanting to accept election results they don't like is a story as old as democracy. It happens every time.
  13. Rehashing a lost election is a major issue?
  14. Which major issues was she undermining the party on?
  15. https://theconversation.com/survey-experts-have-yet-to-figure-out-what-caused-the-most-significant-polling-error-in-40-years-in-trump-biden-race-160967
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