Yes, I really ran for President by BarkerC

Champion(s):

CunninghamJ


Runner(s)-Up:

TowJ
Just when they think they got the answers, I change the questions!


Quiz Description

What drives a person to run for President? Ambition? Sense of destiny? Need to find a way for others to pay for that book tour? Difficult to be sure. Given clues, including a year, name the person who ran for their party's Presidential nomination (but did not earn it).

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Questions:

1960: Appointed first Secretary of the Air Force by his fellow Missourian Harry Truman, this Senator, according to Robert Kennedy, was JFK's preferred running mate.

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Stuart Symington

1964: The woman from Maine was the first woman to serve in both the House and the Senate; she is perhaps best remembered for her 1950 speech, "Declaration of Conscience," in which she criticized the tactics of McCarthyism.

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Margaret Chase Smith

1968: Despite having won the Indiana and California Democratic Primaries, the events of June 5, 1968 meant that we would never know if he actually could have overtaken Humphrey's delegate total at the convention in Chicago.

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Robert F. Kennedy

1972: The first Asian-American to seek the Democratic nomination, this Congresswoman from Hawaii is best remembered as the co-author of the groundbreaking Title IX Amendment of the Higher Education Act.

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Patsy Mink

1976: This Senator from Idaho lost the Democratic nomination to Jimmy Carter. He is best remembered for his namesake committee which investigated abuses in the U.S. intelligence agencies.

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Frank Church

1980: A former governor of Texas who was seriously wounded during his term in office, his service as Richard Nixon's Secretary of the Treasury saw him remove the United States from the gold standard.

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John Connally

1984: Concerns that a 1983 movie would bolster the chances of this Ohio Senator's nomination in 1984 were dashed when he failed to win a single primary, withdrawing from the race on March 17.

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John Glenn

1988: Saying he would only run if three million people volunteered for his campaign by September 1987, this son of a U.S. Senator and Southern Baptist minister finished second in the Iowa caucus.

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Pat Robertson

1992: In exchange for a show of unity in the party, George H.W. Bush allowed this man, a former Agnew speechwriter turned pundit, to give the Keynote Address at the 1992 GOP convention.

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Pat Buchanan

1996: This Texas senator's struggles to gain traction in the GOP field were highlighted by a brief sketch on the short-lived ~Dana Carvey Show~ where he failed to win an election in his own house.

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Phil Gramm

2000: Officially the last Republican to withdraw from the field, this man would go on to suffer one of the worst general election losses in U.S. history in the 2004 U.S. Senate Race in Illinois.

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Alan Keyes

2008: One of the last Democrats to withdraw from the race was this former Alaska Senator whose campaign included a bizarre ad where he just stared directly into the camera for 30 seconds (seemingly) without blinking. As a Senator, he successfully placed the entirety of the Pentagon Papers in the Congressional Record.

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Mike Gravel