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Response to GreenStormCloud (Reply #69)

Sat Oct 26, 2013, 08:37 PM

76. My Navy family preferred the "courage under fire" guy to the "In the rear With The Gear" guy.

I'm not claiming it won him the election, but it helped. And every little bit helps--even giving a neighbor a ride to the polls.

Ike was courted by both parties--he was the genuine item, a non-partisan general officer. Of course, he presided during a period of relative calm--he could golf and have a heart attack, and the wheels kept churning.

Damn Oswald is right. I wonder what the world would be like if he'd lived...

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