Questions in Slate we can answerSeptember 19, 2014 Tim WorstallNewspaper Watch13 CommentsTeddy Roosevelt Would Never Get Elected in 2014 He’s dead and corpses aren’t eligible. previousTimmy elsewherenextDon’t forget the Welsh….and the Paddies 13 thoughts on “Questions in Slate we can answer” Richard September 19, 2014 at 1:47 pm Does it say so anywhere? nbc September 19, 2014 at 2:08 pm Why not? Dead democrats vote… Bloke in Central Illinois September 19, 2014 at 2:29 pm Not really a question, is it? bloke (not) in spain September 19, 2014 at 3:31 pm Not sure. In minority poker, does a cripple rank a woman? Does a dead cripple? Crazed Weevil September 19, 2014 at 4:06 pm That’s not going to stop Nixon come the year 3000… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_t8hpEKb4gk Tank September 19, 2014 at 5:00 pm Have you never seen Weekend at Bernies? Philip Scott Thomas September 19, 2014 at 8:02 pm I was going to say, “Corpses may not be eligible to run, but they certainly do vote in the States,” but nbc beat me to the punchline. Damn. 🙂 John Fembup September 19, 2014 at 8:57 pm . . . yeah, and if Ty Cobb were still alive and playing for Detroit, he’d only hit .280 or so. So Much for Subtlety September 19, 2014 at 10:35 pm John Fembup – “. . . yeah, and if Ty Cobb were still alive and playing for Detroit, he’d only hit .280 or so.” Ty Cobb was famous for his on-field aggression and open racism. There is no way he could play in the modern League. Certainly not for Detroit. He probably wouldn’t want to anyway. However I don’t get Slate’s point. Sure, no politician before Carter could survive in the modern political atmosphere of personal destruction and political correctness. This is not an advertisement for Slate’s particular brand of personal destruction and political correctness. We would be better off with Teddy and without Slate. john77 September 19, 2014 at 10:41 pm Firstly, since 2014 isn’t an election year, being alive wouldn’t change the odds. Secondly, having served two terms would make him ineligible. Thirdly, his ghost (or portrait, for those whose sons have read the Harry Potter series) would be far preferable to Mrs Clinton. john77 September 19, 2014 at 10:44 pm Footnote: No-one wanted to change the rules to stop Teddy getting a third term – it was after FDR had a third term that they changed the rules. Go, figure! So Much for Subtlety September 19, 2014 at 11:31 pm He’s dead and corpses aren’t eligible. Aren’t they? Mel Carnahan was the Democratic Governor of Missouri. And he was elected to the Senate after he died in a plane crash just before the election. Defeating John Ashcroft. It happens. Rob September 20, 2014 at 10:42 am He could win in Chicago if he was a democrat Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.