• yes -- if the majority of voters thought so at the time, how can their decision be argued now?
  • Many of the re-elected presidents were re-elected because the opposition parties failed to produce strong presidential candidates, who would be capable of toppling an incumbent president. President Grant served a second term and he was even considered for a third term in 1880. Because Grant was a popular military hero, he was a big vote getter even though his term in office was riddled by scandal and fraud committed by members of his administration.
  • The ignorant get the government they deserve...
  • If the voters say so. Or more important if the electoral college says so.

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