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Old 09-06-2012, 09:27 AM   #1
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Default Edsel Ford for President!



Let me preface this post by saying I really could give a rusty muffler about debating U.S. politics these days (so don't bother PM'ing me about it). In my small opinion it comes down to picking the lesser of two crooked evils these days. However, the...

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Old 09-06-2012, 11:03 AM   #2
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Default Re: Edsel Ford for President!

Mark me down for TWO votes!

Edsel Ford was big-hearted, talented and gracious man. He deserved far more credit than he got because, sadly, he lived in his father's shadow. FoMoCo named the Edsel division as a tribute to his genius. Too bad the uninformed associate the Edsel Car's failure to Edsel himself...

Check out the wonderful biography "Edsel" by Henry Dominguez at your local library!

I'm always happy to drive the Edsel Ford Parkway (I-94) while motoring through Detroit Michigan.
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:07 PM   #3
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Default Re: Edsel Ford for President!

Make it 3 votes. I believe he would probably be called a "radical", but who cares. I don't think common sense applies to many things anymore, especially politics! Cat
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:50 PM   #4
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Make it 3 votes. I believe he would probably be called a "radical", but who cares. I don't think common sense applies to many things anymore, especially politics! Cat
Make that 5 votes. We get to vote twice because I'm from Illinois and now live in Florida. Besides I wrote something somewhere and I was told that's not politically correct. Politicians don't use common sense anymore.
I don't think the Edsel was a failure. Like the Tucker, Airflow and others, it was just ahead of it's time----like me!
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:12 PM   #5
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:19 PM   #6
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Default Re: Edsel Ford for President!

I did a google search and can't find anything on his politics. He's got my vote
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:17 PM   #7
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You've convinced me! Edsel 2012!
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:48 PM   #8
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I'm leaning toward the other automotive guru of or recent times,,Lee Iaccoca,,He had the insight when working for Ford to design and produce the Mustang,,later on the mini van was attributed to him,,not the greatest piece of automotive transportation in our eyes but a big hit with the general population.

But the main reason I would vote for Iaccoca for president is that he was able to save Chrysler as the company was spiraling out of control and going down the tubes fast,,,he could probably do the same for this country! HRP
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:08 PM   #9
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I'm leaning toward the other automotive guru of or recent times,,Lee Iaccoca,,He had the insight when working for Ford to design and produce the Mustang,,later on the mini van was attributed to him,,not the greatest piece of automotive transportation in our eyes but a big hit with the general population.

But the main reason I would vote for Iaccoca for president is that he was able to save Chrysler as the company was spiraling out of control and going down the tubes fast,,,he could probably do the same for this country! HRP
Chrysler was bailed out with taxpayers money while Lee was CEO. Twice Chrysler had to be saved by the taxpayers. And don't forget about the famous Ford Pinto which was also Iaccoca's insight. Also, we already had a Ford for President and he was lousy, he had 2 left foots. By the way, I thought Polyticks was taboo on the H.A.M.B.
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:57 PM   #10
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You've convinced me! Edsel 2012!
If he wasn't dead, I would vote for him. But,then again,a dead guy might do better than the last few presidents we've had!
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:41 PM   #11
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I don't know if Henry Ford was Hitler's buddy or not. What I do know is he helped defeat him in WWII. That's all that counts to me. I believe Edsel was a good leader.
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Old 09-10-2012, 01:09 AM   #12
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Interesting treat, I really like to read your comments. Thanks
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:41 PM   #13
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I would hope he didnt share his fathers viewpoints.

http://voices.yahoo.com/henry-fords-...y-1332859.html
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:44 PM   #14
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I would hope he didnt share his fathers viewpoints.

http://voices.yahoo.com/henry-fords-...y-1332859.html
Interesting and for the most part, previously unknown to me.
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:13 PM   #15
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http://voices.yahoo.com/henry-fords-...y-1332859.html
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:37 AM   #16
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Well... as my Grandfather always said "No matter who you vote for, the Government always gets in".
Edsel, Obama, or Newt Gingrich's Moon Colony ain't gonna make a catalytic converting smog of a difference. It's the whole bloated system that's gotta go, where by under-productive workers earn 'better than' wages and are proud to declare it.
I know at the end of the day I can say that I fixed or built someone's something or other for the love of it, can you?
Perhaps then, Jive-Bomber... Edsel did too!
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:05 AM   #17
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Default Re: Edsel Ford for President!

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http://voices.yahoo.com/henry-fords-...y-1332859.html
Obviously I agree that Henry Ford's view on the Jewish people was wrong and his writings on the subject were reprehensible, but this article conveniently misleads the reader by omitting dates and implies a more mutual connection between Ford and Hitler than actually existed. Seems like a sort of irresponsible piece.
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:42 AM   #18
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Default Re: Edsel Ford for President!

The sad part is that when anyone hears the name "Edsel", they automatically think of the failed brand. Edsel Ford was a visionary who had a great eye for design and business. If you look at the designs that came out during his watch, they are timeless.

Edsel Ford was a man who never got the recognition that he truly deserved.

Great thread, and thanks for paying tribute to a forgotten icon!
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:52 PM   #19
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Good luck with whoever you guys get this year - you may need it.
Edsel sounds like a good alternative - at least he had an eye for a beautiful car.
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:04 PM   #20
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Watch what you say. I recall a neighbor with some bumper stickers that didn't vie for any popularity here.

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