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Prior to being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the 45th President's previous occupations included...? (multiple answers may be correct)

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Attorney/lawyer

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77.70%

Billionaire

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0.84%

Governor

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28.34%

House Representative

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1.93%

Mayor

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1.88%

Military service member

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2.17%

Presidential cabinet member.

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64.66%

Senator

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68.49%

Vice-President

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2.08%

None of the above.

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1.10%

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October 31, 2016 @ 09:01am PDT

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benthinkin (ADMIN)   •   Tue Jan 05 2016 at 10:15am PST

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chelseaboys   •   Wed Jul 10 2013 at 08:33am PDT

This may be more wide open than it seems since the current placeholder was a “community organizer”.

SneakyPete   •   Wed Aug 26 2015 at 12:27pm PDT

Great point….. Thanks

Goose   •   Fri Jul 12 2013 at 01:13pm PDT

And you regularly soiled your nappies. But both you and Mr. Obama moved on to do bigger and better things. Mr. Obama did anyway: constitutional law professor, Illinois state senator, U.S. senator, president. Is it too much to assume you did as well?

chelseaboys   •   Fri Jul 12 2013 at 01:31pm PDT

BAHAHAHA. Actually, not a law professor (he has no advanced degrees after the JD), he was a lecturer. And, if I’m not mistaken, that was his only job (if compensated) not on the public dole.

Goose   •   Fri Jul 12 2013 at 05:36pm PDT

You quibble about his official title yet you equate dole with payroll? The two are not synonymous. Incidentally, it is the University of Chicago that refers to Mr. Obama as a law professor. See here

chelseaboys   •   Sat Jul 13 2013 at 08:45am PDT

The public sector’s payroll = the public dole.

If the U of C is clever enough to redefine professor as anyone with a JD, then, what the hell, call me Professor Chelseaboys.

Goose   •   Sun Jul 14 2013 at 05:39am PDT

What is it about the man that you hate so much? Why does it cost you so much to show the man some respect? Or just common human decency?

chelseaboys   •   Mon Jul 15 2013 at 08:53am PDT

It’s not the man as I’ve never had the pleasure. Just as I don’t hate you, though I am developing a strong dislike for your over-the-top opinions. And I have respect for the office of POTUS. But not much for the current placeholder. I am entitled to that opinion and if you don’t like it, I really couldn’t care less. This will be my last post on this string.

SneakyPete   •   Mon Jul 15 2013 at 10:06am PDT

I fully agree on your comments on the current placeholder….. President Obama. I particularly do not understand his leadership style of leading from behind plus depending on the polls, it seems, in making his decisions. 2016 can not get here too soon.

wstritt   •   Mon Jul 15 2013 at 06:33pm PDT

Depending on the polls is not the craziest idea. President Clinton seemed to play that game reasonably well, triangulating on what was doable and getting it done rather than taking a “my way or the highway” approach. Putting aside what you think about his politics, ethics, etc. it was much more effective than the current approach.

To some extent, the Republicans have the same issue – there is a significant segment that is dogmatic in approach that is unlikely to prevail in the end. On average, the US population is too middle of the road for that approach.

bobdevine   •   Tue Jul 09 2013 at 09:42pm PDT

Current list of living VPs:
– Walter Mondale
– George H. W. Bush
– Dan Quayle
– Al Gore
– Dick Cheney
– Joe Biden

Hard to see any of them become the next president.

chelseaboys   •   Wed Aug 26 2015 at 12:02pm PDT

Still feel that way, Bob?

bobdevine   •   Wed Aug 26 2015 at 01:02pm PDT

> Still feel that way, Bob?

Yep. Joe Biden’s rumored entry into the race is attracting attention because he looks like the only hope for the Democratic Party. Hillary Clinton’s campaign appears in real trouble (Bernie Sanders now leads in NH polls).

But Biden is now about 70 and is infamous for his gaffes and bumbles.
He has tried twice in running for president.

My guess — Biden enters the race by mid-September, overtakes HRC in some polls, but never gets the nation-wide lead.

chelseaboys   •   Wed Aug 26 2015 at 01:28pm PDT

If only the Republicans had someone leading the pack that wasn’t a circus clown….

ChloeBurns   •   Fri Jul 12 2013 at 06:15am PDT

My personal opinion is that it would be a disaster, but Joe Biden apparently thinks it’s his turn.

Joe Biden is running for president

chelseaboys   •   Fri Jul 12 2013 at 01:32pm PDT

Joe Biden as the lead of the Dems ticket could be the best thing to ever happen to the Republican party.

ecotax   •   Fri Jul 12 2013 at 04:51am PDT

I think this share could basically be renamed ‘Al Gore’, and the current price of 5% is a bit on the high side.

Rationales

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catrachohansen sold Governor at 33.90%
July 20, 2015 @ 01:31pm PDT

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catrachohansen sold Attorney/lawyer at 80.66%
July 20, 2015 @ 01:30pm PDT

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