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Encyclopedia > Shermanesque statement
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A Sherman(esque) statement is a clear and direct statement by a potential candidate that he will never run for the elected office that he is being speculated as a contender for. It refers to a remark made by American Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman when he was being considered as a possible Republican candidate for the presidential election of 1884. He declined, saying "If nominated, I will not accept. If elected, I will not serve." Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Sherman pledge is a phrase first used by William T. Sherman to reject running for or serving as President of the United States. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties Killed in action: 110,000 Total dead: 360,000 Wounded: 275,200 Killed in action: 93,000 Total dead: 258... William Tecumseh Sherman (February 8, 1820 – February 14, 1891) was an American soldier, businessman, educator, and author. ... This article is about the modern United States Republican Party. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ...


In 1983, Democratic Congressman Mo Udall of Arizona, who was famous for his wit and who had campaigned for President in 1976, was asked if he would run in the 1984 election. Udall responded, "If nominated, I shall run to Mexico. If elected, I shall fight extradition." 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Morris Udall Morris King Udall (June 15, 1922 – December 12, 1998), better known as Mo, was an American politician who served as a U.S. Representative from Arizona from May 2, 1961 to May 4, 1991. ... Official language(s) None Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Area  Ranked 6th  - Total 113,998 sq mi (295,254 km²)  - Width 310 miles (500 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ... Look up Wit in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Extradition is a formal process by which a criminal suspect held by one government is handed over to another government for trial or, if the suspect has already been tried and found guilty, to serve his or her sentence. ...


When Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice appeared on Meet The Press she stated that she has no intention to run for the Presidency but declined to make a Sherman Statement.[1] Former Vice President Al Gore has similarly professed having no intention of running for the Presidency, but has also declined to make a Sherman Statement.[2] When asked by Fox News whether he would pursue the Presidency in 2008, Vice President Dick Cheney quoted Sherman's statement nearly word-for-word. Condoleezza Rice (born November 14, 1954) is the 66th and current United States Secretary of State, and the second in the administration of President George W. Bush. ... Meet the Press (MTP) is a weekly television news show produced by NBC. It started as a radio show in 1945 as American Mercury Presents: Meet the Press, originating from WRC-AM in Washington. ... Albert Arnold Gore, Jr. ... Richard Bruce Dick Cheney (born January 30, 1941) is the 46th and current Vice President of the United States, serving under the President George W. Bush. ...


 
 

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