Originally Posted by rporter314
the party with a sitting president who is challenged seems to always lose
LOL .... you really didn't type that did you? It is equivalent to saying a coin has memory of previous tosses ... all I can say is you would not do well in a probability/statistics course, if you believe that to be a meaningful statement.
History has shown it to be true. I gave you examples of a sitting president, Truman, LBJ, who withdrew due to being challenged, Carter and Bush who lost in the general election after fending off challengers in their own party. All 4 were challenged in their respective party's primaries. For Truman, Stevenson lost to Eisenhower, Humphrey lost to Nixon, Carter to Reagan and Bush to Clinton.

This is why the party of a sitting president goes to extraordinary lengths to avoid any one challenging their sitting president. Will that always hold true, who knows. But history hasn't been kind when a challenger challenges a sitting president in their party's primary.

Last edited by perotista; 11/26/21 10:45 PM.

It's high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first instead of their political party. For way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.