KillVote for All the Lawyers

Noting that his fellow lawyers make up an inordinate percentage of the current presidential field, Peter Lattman offers a quiz:

2008 Presidential Candidates Match the presidential candidate with a description of his or her legal career (some descriptions courtesy of the NYT):

(A) Hillary Clinton
(B) John Edwards
(C) Rudy Giuliani
(D) Barack Obama
(E) Fred Thompson
(F) Mitt Romney

(1) An intense former prosecutor
(2) A folksy former prosecutor
(3) A civil litigator from a tony regional firm
(4) A superstar trial lawyer
(5) A Harvard Law Review president who turned down BigLaw for civil-rights litigation
(6) Harvard JD/MBA who never practiced a day in his life but said he’d consult lawyers as president

Pretty easy if you’ve been paying close attention but amusing nonetheless.

Given that the list comprises 6/7 of the current First Tier candidates and 2/2 of the current frontrunners, Lattman reasonably concludes, “Our next president will likely be a lawyer.” Probably so. Unless John McCain can stage a major comeback — or Ron Paul can turn his internet enthusiasm into real votes — it would seem inevitable.

Via Stephen Bainbridge via Steven Taylor

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Comments

  1. yetanotherjohn says:

    I didn’t know we were going to have a test tofay.

    (A) Hillary Clinton = (3) A civil litigator from a tony regional firm

    (B) John Edwards = (4) A superstar trial lawyer

    (C) Rudy Giuliani = (1) An intense former prosecutor

    (D) Barack Obama = (5) A Harvard Law Review president who turned down BigLaw for civil-rights litigation

    (E) Fred Thompson = (2) A folksy former prosecutor

    (F) Mitt Romney = (6) Harvard JD/MBA who never practiced a day in his life but said he’d consult lawyers as president

  2. jeff b says:

    I’ll take a lawyer over failed oilman and failed major-league baseball owner.

  3. floyd says:

    jeff b; Like you’ve got a choice![lol]

  4. Tannim says:

    And I’ll take Dr. Paul over all of those whatevers!

  5. J.P. says:

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    On Nov. 5th he will make campaign contribution history by raking in the largest single one-day fundraising gain in American history. If you love his message of liberty and getting back to following our Constitution, help the good doctor out. Google Ron Paul Nov. 5th

    I am a career Naval officer who has been politically neutral for my entire life–but voting for Ron Paul is about voting for America and our Constitution, which I took an oath to preserve. I am now supporting Dr. Paul with my wallet–and my heart.