Comments: Attention: Presidential Trivia Experts

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I'm assuming you're talking about the modern era, so Jefferson losing to Adams, becoming his VP, then winning in his own right doesn't count.

Posted by: Mark Adams [TypeKey Profile Page]


Your guess is an interesting choice, but not who I'm thinking of.

I'm looking for a man who ran as Vice-president, lost, went home, then came back some time later to win as President.

Posted by: Ara Rubyan [TypeKey Profile Page]


Didn't LBJ try to be VP a couple times?

Posted by: Rosemary, The Queen of All Evil [TypeKey Profile Page]


Not that I know of.

Besides the person I'm thinking of actually got the nomination and ran on the national ticket as the VP candidate. He lost. Then he came back and won the Oval Office.

Who am I thinking of?

Posted by: Ara Rubyan [TypeKey Profile Page]


Still thinking...

Posted by: Rosemary, The Queen of All Evil [TypeKey Profile Page]


OK, I took another guess, cheated and checked with google, and was wrong.

Tricky question.

Posted by: Mark Adams [TypeKey Profile Page]


Cheater.

P.S. So you know the answer? What did you do -- look at every ticket?

Posted by: Ara Rubyan [TypeKey Profile Page]


Got it, but cheated so I won't give it up, just to say that is a fantastic example and a model that certainly was sucessful.

Edwards/Obama '08!!!

Posted by: Mark Adams [TypeKey Profile Page]


For all I know, it's the only example in American history.

Did you find any others?

Posted by: Ara Rubyan [TypeKey Profile Page]


I started where I left off on my guess, Lincoln, and worked my way forward -- I should have just asked my mom who got it off the top of her head.

Posted by: Mark Adams [TypeKey Profile Page]


Nope, didn't see any others post reconstruction (I used wiki btw), But I did see one guy lose as the VP nominee who made Chief Justice -- your turn to guess.

Posted by: Mark Adams [TypeKey Profile Page]


Hmmm.

Earl Warren?

P.S. Give your mom my regards -- she is awesome!

Posted by: Ara Rubyan [TypeKey Profile Page]


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