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February 08, 2008

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Casebook Sherpa

I'm not so sure the trend is as strong as it might first appear. The '96 nomineee, Bob Dole, was a J.D. who worked in private practice and as a County Attorney in Kansas.

Plus it's really been more the absence of a J.D. to choose rather than an affirmative choice away from lawyers for the GOP. Working with your timeframe: no one was going to challenge Reagan, same for George H.W. Bush, Dole was trained as a lawyer, and there wasn't really a lawyer to choose in 2000.

I'd also argue that Giuliani and Thompson were not good candidates.

Casebook Sherpa

I'm not so sure the trend is as strong as it might first appear. The '96 nomineee, Bob Dole, was a J.D. who worked in private practice and as a County Attorney in Kansas.

Plus it's really been more the absence of a J.D. to choose rather than an affirmative choice away from lawyers for the GOP. Working with your timeframe: no one was going to challenge Reagan, same for George H.W. Bush, Dole was trained as a lawyer, and there wasn't really a lawyer to choose in 2000.

I'd also argue that Giuliani and Thompson were not good candidates.

Casebook Sherpa

I'm not so sure the trend is as strong as it might first appear. The '96 nomineee, Bob Dole, was a J.D. who worked in private practice and as a County Attorney in Kansas.

Plus it's really been more the absence of a J.D. to choose rather than an affirmative choice away from lawyers for the GOP. Working with your timeframe: no one was going to challenge Reagan, same for George H.W. Bush, Dole was trained as a lawyer, and there wasn't really a lawyer to choose in 2000.

I'd also argue that Giuliani and Thompson were not good candidates.

Roger Dennis

More on Taft: he was a professor and the first dean of the University of Cincinnati School of Law, where there is a large statue matching the large man. For contemporary analogies: he was Govenor General of the Philippines running the "surge" and had a wife who very much wanted him to be president.

Adam C

Question seems backwards to me. Lawyers are a small portion of the total population. Isn't the question why do Democrats seem so drawn to lawyers (as opposed to businessmen, veterans, union workers, or teachers)?

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Thanks for the post! I had no idea there were so many lawyers as past presidents - I knew about Lincoln and Taft, but the rest I was clueless on.

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Most politicians write books, and it makes sense because narcissists tend to like to write books about themselves, but they usually pay someone to do it and then send it as theirs. So they use the proceeds to go into status and money to win elections, a large war chest is important to win.

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