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 Posted: Tue May 22nd, 2007 03:26 pm
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David White wrote: Albert:

Actually no, it would have been like Woodrow Wilson where no one was specified.  Playing more counterfactual I assume Stanton probably would have run things.  The succession issue for incapacity wasn't  brought in until the 25th amendment after the Kennedy assasination.


I agree with you David.

Arguably, until FDR, presidents (and the federal government) really did not do very much. If they had a particular plank or pet issue, they may push it.

The advent of radio and then television allows the president to better project themselves to the electorate.

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