Top Ten Best American Politicians Who Never Won the Presidential Election


The Top Ten

1 Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin was an American polymath and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat.

Washington May be better, but Franklin was an amazing man.

Higher than Romney that's for certain.

Great political person - 2storm

Would have been great - TwilightKitsune

2 Mitt Romney Mitt Romney Willard Mitt Romney is an American businessman and politician who served as the 70th Governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007 and was the Republican Party's nominee for President of the United States in the 2012 election.

He was going to be the next Ronald Reagan - 2storm

Not even close. Romney is no Reagan. He's a Milquetoast who blew an election against a vulnerable sitting president. Complete loser.

3 John Hancock John Hancock

He was a great politician who was technically the first leader of this nation - 2storm

4 Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass was an African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman.
5 Thomas Paine Thomas Paine

He could have been great - 2storm

6 Samuel Adams

Great leader - 2storm

7 Paul Ryan Paul Ryan Paul Davis Ryan Jr. is an American politician serving as the 54th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives since 2015.
8 Alexander Hamilton Alexander Hamilton
9 Henry Clay
10 Robert F. Kennedy Robert F. Kennedy Robert Francis "Bobby" Kennedy, commonly known by his initials RFK, was an American politician from Massachusetts.

He was better than his brother - 2storm

The Contenders

11 William Jennings Bryan

He lost 3 presidential elections. - clusium

12 Hillary Clinton Hillary Clinton Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is an American politician who was a Democratic presidential candidate in the 2008 and 2016 elections.
13 Colin Powell

Would have won the election easily, becoming the first African-American president, but chose not to run for personal reasons.

14 Neil Armstrong Neil Armstrong Neil Alden Armstrong was an American astronaut and aeronautical engineer who was the first person to walk on the Moon. He was also a naval aviator, test pilot, and university professor.

Like Colin Powell, could have won in a landslide, but did not want to be president.

15 Al Gore Al Gore Albert Arnold "Al" Gore Jr. is an American politician and environmentalist who served as the 45th Vice President of the United States from 1993 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton.
16 William Dudley Pelley

William Dudley Pelley was the founder of The Silver Legion of America, an American writer, spiritualist and political activist. He was a prominent writer, winning two O. Henry Awards and penning screenplays for Hollywood films. - SnowBee

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