Presidential Elections in Which I Voted

Somebody asked me the other day, whether I was satisfied with the candidates that the Democratic Party offered for the Presidency. These are the Presidential elections in which I have voted, and the candidates for which I voted. And I answer that question, with one caveat, yes.

The caveat is Bill Clinton. I think Clinton was a good President. He ran the country. He handled a contrary Congress, and got his legislative priorities implemented. Unfortunately, he is a first class jerk. He did not provide the moral leadership that we needed. And, some of his ideas were just plain wrong.

  • 1972
    • Richard M. Nixon
    • George McGovern
  • 1976
    • Jimmy Carter
    • Gerald Ford
  • 1980
    • Ronald Reagan
    • Jimmy Carter
    • John B. Anderson
  • 1984
    • Ronald Reagan
    • Walter Mondale
  • 1988
    • George H.W. Bush
    • Michael Dukakis
  • 1992
    • Bill Clinton
    • George H.W. Bush
    • H. Ross Perot
  • 1996
    • Bill Clinton
    • Robert Dole
    • H. Ross Perot
    • Ralph Nader1
  • 2000
    • George W. Bush
    • Al Gore
    • Ralph Nader
  • 2004
    • George W. Bush
    • John Kerry
  • 2008
    • Barack Obama
    • John McCain
  • 2012
    • Barack Obama
    • Mitt Romney
  • 2016 ??

  1. Since I lived in Oregon, and Clinton was locked in to win that state, I gave my vote to the Green Party, in hopes of getting the Party certified for matching funds on the national ballot. The party needed a percentage of the vote to qualify. 

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