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hscer_

Trip once...


Conscious-Stage-6626

I really like the way Ford dresses


myredditaccountimade

He was a former model after all.


Quick-Grapefruit8190

he's an athlete but fell down on a stairs......


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Gerald Ford was cool :) The 1976 election would’ve been hard for me because I liked both candidates (expect I didn’t like Bob Dole as Ford’s running mate, meh just wasn’t a fan.)


myredditaccountimade

Ford should have chose Reagan or maybe kept Rockefeller.


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Reagan would’ve been a fine pick The only reason he didn’t keep Rockefeller was because he wanted to retire


Jokerang

Actually, I read in *Write it When I'm Gone* that Rocky wasn't amused at being dropped from the ticket so that Ford could pick a VP that would satisify the Reaganites.


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Oh my bad then! That's pretty interesting!


rishbob24

Reagan wouldn’t have joined he hated Ford right?


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Reagan actually considered Ford as his running mate in 1980 but the negotiations didn’t end well and as we all know he picked HW Bush instead


OxygenesisWii

I remember one of Ford's quotes being about how, if he could change anything he did as President, he would've kept Rockefeller


AmyRebeccaUK

Not for me. I could see myself going either way in 76 but if Reagan was anywhere nere the ticket then I would have gone *immediately* to Carter/Mondale


adroitcat

I feel like young lib political nerds now who say they’d have a difficult time choosing in the 1976 election are fed a modern conservative narrative about Ford being a moderate. Sure, he was to the left of Reagan, but he was never a moderate Republican in the way Rockefeller was. He represented the post FDR guard of Midwestern conservatism - internationalist but solidly conservative on fiscal issues nonetheless. Voted against the creation of Medicare and against basically every great society fiscal program. Also this is a phenomenally picture, I’m just drunk rambling, my blood alcohol level is way too high.