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All of the U.S. Presidents

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by KenH, Jan 18, 2009.

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    What is interesting to some may be inconsequential to others.I liked how the Presidential portraits morphed into one another.The one which really seemed out of place was when the picture of Ford changed into Jimmy Carter.It was not an easy tie-in;to say the least.Mr.Carter is an out-of-focus kind of guy anyway.
     
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    how neat!

    I think that Carter thing was because of the smile - they all seemed to be smiling bigger from Carter on.
     
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    I noticed that tooo!... Carter's smile seemed so out of place...
     
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    Fascinating. Wish I was still teaching US History :)
     
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    In this photogenic age...you can't help but wonder how many presidents would be unelectable today.

    For instance...Taft was quite overweight and not that attractive. That would be the death knell today.

    Not all progress is positive...
     
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    Also intresting that Lincoln was the first president with facial hair, unless you count Van Buren's huge side burns. From Lincoln to Taft, 9 out of 11 (10 out of 12 if you count Cleveland both times) had facial hair. I wonder if this reflects the culture for those 50 or so years.
     
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    I really enjoyed that. Thanks for posting it.
     
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    I don't think they smiled before Carter did they? I think GW would have gotten splinters in his lips. I would like to see what wooden teeth look like. Did they make them look like teeth? Did they paint them white?
     
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    I don't think Taft would survive today's campaign trail.
     
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    Yes, and of the two presidents after Lincoln who did not have facial hair, one was impeached.

    Also, since Wilson, no one has had facial hair.

    It was interesting that Carter was the first to smile for an official portrait, but all have done it since.

    One other note, Kennedy was the first after Lincoln who DID NOT wear a top hat and since then, no one has worn one.
     
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    In four years, I'll be old enough to run for president. If I get elected, I'll be the first president with a 5 O'clock shadow. Of course, it would help to get some experience. All I have to my credit is being elected constable in 2004.
     
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