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Senator, you are no Jack Kennedy[edit]

Lloyd Bentsen's famous retort and one of my favorite moments in political history. Read my lips: this will never become an FA, but I wanna make it as good as I possibly can. ;)

Am I missing anything of any importance? As much as I love it, I don't really know everything about that political climate (I was 10 when this happened). I'm No Parking and I approved this message 03:23, 4 December 2005 (UTC)

  • I think some context would be nice. Poll figures before and after, for example. An explnation of the effect of the quote on the campaigns (obviously it didn't help too much, because he lost). References (where did the trascript come from?) would be nice. Broken S 04:26, 4 December 2005 (UTC)
  • The External link is right there above the Transcript next to the link to Commission on Presidential Debates I'm No Parking and I approved this message 04:37, 4 December 2005 (UTC)
    • I meant make it footnote style (but in retrospect that's not necessary). Also, I meant more references, not just the one. What day was the quote said on?, that should be included. Broken S 05:22, 4 December 2005 (UTC)
  • I take it that a picture of Quayle with the caption "No Jack Kennedy" would be POV or inappropriate, right? I'm No Parking and I approved this message
    a picture of him would be fine. That quote is a bit too much. Somthing mentionign the quote in the caption would be alright though. Optimally a picture from the debate should be used. Broken S 23:16, 5 December 2005 (UTC)
  • In the Popular Culture section, you probably want to change "George W. Bush" to "George H. W. Bush", because your citation is about the 1992 Presidential election. Jlove1982 05:04, 5 December 2005 (UTC)
  • As someone who remembers the event I find the article delightful. I'm not certain this provides enough context for people who didn't observe its effect. Vice presidential nominations seldom make more than a couple of percentage points of difference in the polls. This exchange was the most memorable moment from a vice presidential debate in two or three decades. Although it incensed some conservatives, I seem to remember widespread public agreement that Bentsen had won the debate. Durova 10:34, 6 December 2005 (UTC)
  • Any polling data available before and after the debate to back this up? It could be very useful. Or an old opinion piece in a major newspaper? This is probably a stretch, but worth a look. Harro5 07:07, 18 December 2005 (UTC)
  • By the way, why don't you think this can become a FA? Broken S 20:39, 6 December 2005 (UTC)
  • Wow, I'm dense. I Wasn't think about the quote. Broken S 00:01, 7 December 2005 (UTC)
  • More context on the campaign and the aftermath would be helpful. . .especially the reasons for Quayle's selection as VP. I think the idea for the Bush campaign was to have a younger candidate balancing with the older Bush. But it backfired and Quayle was perceived as a political lightweight. This quote cemented that image in the public mind. There was pressure for Bush to find a new running mate in the 1992 campaign, and Qualye has never been able to re-emerge as a serious national candidate. TMS63112 19:51, 13 December 2005 (UTC)