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Edsel Ford for President!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
    Posts: 2,701


  2. 2$ Bill
    Joined: Apr 19, 2008
    Posts: 284

    2$ Bill

    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.:)
  3. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 513


    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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  5. deto
    Joined: Jun 26, 2010
    Posts: 2,530


    I did a google search and can't find anything on his politics. He's got my vote
  6. TexasSpeed
    Joined: Nov 2, 2009
    Posts: 4,423


    You've convinced me! Edsel 2012!
  7. nutbush
    Joined: Jul 7, 2006
    Posts: 206

    from Texas

  8. 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! :DHRP
  9. 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!
  10. dad-bud
    Joined: Aug 22, 2009
    Posts: 2,805


    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.
  11. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 5,188

    Atwater Mike

    Watch what you say. I recall a neighbor with some bumper stickers that didn't vie for any popularity here.

    A Texan, too.
  12. jcmarz
    Joined: Jan 10, 2010
    Posts: 3,541

    from Chino, Ca

    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.
  13. MissPrint
    Joined: Sep 11, 2008
    Posts: 764


    All I can say is check out my signature line. . .Pretty much says it all for me. . .
  14. He'd have my vote if I was american
  15. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
    Posts: 2,995


  16. Mark me down for a dozen Illinois votes!
  17. I'm also not into politics but sometimes these comments deserve comments............So-----------:D
    What's being an American got to do with Presidents ?:confused:
  18. olderone
    Joined: Jan 6, 2007
    Posts: 321


    I Am With YOU ALL 150%
  19. Stroker McGurk
    Joined: Feb 17, 2012
    Posts: 293

    Stroker McGurk
    from Canada

    Cant vote in your election. Edsel has something in common with your politicians...Hes dead, they are brain dead.
  20. woodbutcher
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
    Posts: 1,425


    :D The best political bumper sticker I ever saw said:"Don`t reelect ANYONE".
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
  21. pbr40
    Joined: Aug 10, 2008
    Posts: 651

    from NW Indiana

    What's amazing is if it wasn't for him where would we be as hot rodders. Better yet as a nation. If he didn't do what he did maybe we would never had the industrial revaluation or as a whole not be interested in metal and the ways we use it. So maybe when you have the next beer thro it up and give cheers to him and the only Detroit 3 that didn't take a bail out! He's got my vote!

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  22. austinhunt
    Joined: Nov 26, 2011
    Posts: 541


    Nobody cares about Alaska, but I'll hop in the boat anyway!
  23. pbr40
    Joined: Aug 10, 2008
    Posts: 651

    from NW Indiana

    I forgot to mention that back in those days(Edsel day) the president was picked by ideas not money and corporate buy offs. You know when people actually had a voice:/ ok I'm done!

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  24. Spooky Two
    Joined: Dec 4, 2011
    Posts: 103

    Spooky Two

    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!
  25. eddie1
    Joined: Jul 27, 2006
    Posts: 491


    So what you are saying is that a 69 year old corpse would make a better president than the current choices?
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2012
  26. deto
    Joined: Jun 26, 2010
    Posts: 2,530


    This thread is walking the line...

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  27. Tobey56
    Joined: Jul 7, 2010
    Posts: 58


    Definitly!!! Got my vote.
  28. Ebbsspeed
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
    Posts: 3,354


    Edsel For d president
  29. Nailhead Brooklyn
    Joined: Jul 31, 2012
    Posts: 435

    Nailhead Brooklyn

    We already have zombies in office...what would be the difference? :D

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