Post-War Presidential Elections

YearWinnerRunner-Up
NameAffiliationNameAffiliation
1948TrumanYeehaw-MidwesternerDeweyYankee
1952EisenhowerMidwesternerStevensonYankee-Midwesterner
1956EisenhowerMidwesternerStevensonYankee-Midwesterner
1960KennedyYankeeNixonCalifornian
1964JohnsonCowboy-YeehawGoldwaterCowboy
1968NixonCalifornianHumphreyYankee-Midwesterner
1972NixonCalifornianMcGovernYankee-Midwesterner
1976CarterYeehawFordMidwesterner
1980ReaganFaux-Cowboy Midwesterner-CalifornianCarterYeehaw
1984ReaganFaux-Cowboy Midwesterner-CalifornianMondaleYankee-Midwesterner
1988Bush, GHWWannabe-Cowboy-Yeehaw YankeeDukakisYankee
1992ClintonYeehawBush, GHWWannabe-Cowboy-Yeehaw Yankee
1996ClintonYeehawDoleMidwesterner
2000Bush, GWCowboy-YeehawGoreFaux-Yankee Yeehaw
2004Bush, GWCowboy-YeehawKerryYankee

McCain has chosen to be a Cowboy, and Obama a Yankee-Midwesterner, though neither of them seems to have been raised thus. Nancy Pelosi is pressing Obama to accept a Cowboy-Yeehaw as running-mate.

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