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  1. 04 Feb '11 21:17 / 1 edit
    He was witty and smart, but what kind of President would he have made? What might the US have been like in the 1950s under his Presidency? And how would the international situation have been different if he'd been in the White House?
  2. Subscriber FreakyKBH
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    05 Feb '11 00:04
    Originally posted by Teinosuke
    He was witty and smart, but what kind of President would he have made? What might the US have been like in the 1950s under his Presidency? And how would the international situation have been different if he'd been in the White House?
    If his victory would have been in line with his acceptance speech for the Democratic nomination (and there's no reason to believe otherwise), we would have been better off--- certainly smarter.

    http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/adlaistevenson1952dnc.html
  3. 05 Feb '11 10:47
    Originally posted by FreakyKBH
    If his victory would have been in line with his acceptance speech for the Democratic nomination (and there's no reason to believe otherwise), we would have been better off--- certainly smarter.

    http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/adlaistevenson1952dnc.html
    Yes, his acceptance speech is very generous and civil. It's interesting that you, a conservative, are pro-Stevenson; that kind of lends support to my feeling that he was a man capable of winning support on both sides of the political spectrum (and I suspect he'd have won in 1952 if the Republican nominee had been Taft).

    What do you think would have been the major differences in US and domestic foreign policy if he'd been in the White House?