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Ford vs. Bubba

By on 12.27.06 | 3:06PM

President Ford had a reputation for centrism and bipartisanship, but he could score points against the Democrats when speaking at GOP conventions. One of my favorite Ford lines was an anti-Clinton zinger from his speech at the 1996 Republican National Convention:

A few years ago, when I suddenly found myself president, I said I was a Ford, not a Lincoln. Today, what we have in the White House is neither a Ford or a Lincoln. What we have is a convertible Dodge.

Isn't it time we have a trade-in?

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