For those of you pondering the role of Vice Presidents in American history...
Of 46 Vice Presidents, 9 succeeded to the Presidency (~20%). Those 9 were:
John Tyler (After President Harrison died)
Millard Fillmore (After President Zachary Taylor died)
Andrew Johnson (After President Lincoln's assassination)
Chester Arthur (After President Garfield's assassination)
Theodore Roosevelt (After President McKinley's assassination)
Calvin Coolidge (After President Harding died)
Harry Truman (After President Franklin Roosevelt died)
Lyndon Johnson (After President John F. Kennedy's assassination)
Gerald Ford (After President Richard Nixon's resignation)
Of the 46 Vice Presidents, 2 have become Acting President due to Presidential incapacitation:
George H.W. Bush (once)
Dick Cheney (twice)
So, of the 46 Vice Presidents, 11 have become or acted as President (~24%). This means that there is an almost 1 in 4 chance that an American Vice President will become our President at some point. Therefore, I propose that it makes sense to take Vice Presidential candidates' experience, qualifications, credentials, and political record into account when deciding who to vote for in November.
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