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Tim Gratz
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Only two sitting U.S. Senators have been elected President. One, of course, was JFK. Who was the other?

Too easy: Warren G. Harding, a real doozy!

T.C.

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When I saw you on this, Tim, I knew you would get it.

Harding ranks somewhat lower in the admiration of historians than does JFK. Of course, we all know that!

It is interesting that it seems difficult for US Senators to get elected as president, though.

Tim, any ideas why this is so?

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It is interesting that it seems difficult for US Senators to get elected as president, though. Tim, any ideas why this is so?

Generally, the argument is made that Senators don't have executive experience the way governors do. Senators only administer their own staffs, don't have to execute budgets, etc. There's also the problem that Senators have a voting record on national issues (partisan) and an ongoing high-profile exposure that doesn't seem to work to their benefit.

T.C.

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