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Old 01-19-2020, 05:22 PM   #1
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Default What political affiliation would the Cleavers have today??

I see them as a blend. Moderates in the middle able to go either way depending on what was happening at the time. I think the would care about the planet, but not be tree hugger types. Something like that.
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This topic could open up a big can of worms. I think I’ll be D&D better off that way. I might create enemies. D&D- deaf and dumb.

Even in Massachusetts I never see any political bumper stickers afraid of getting their car keyed.
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They are not real people. I do not think Ward or June would agree on who they voted for.

But if people can't handle it...
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I agree with the original post. Right down the middle. They probably would vote for the candidate and not the party.

None of that blood sport Washington politics for them!
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I agree with the original post. Right down the middle. They probably would vote for the candidate and not the party.

None of that blood sport Washington politics for them!
Agreed. I do not think they would see politics as a team sport and stay loyal only because of that.

Does anybody know if professional team sports were as big of a thing as they are today? Today, you have people flying team flags on their cars on game days and such.
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I see them as a blend. Moderates in the middle able to go either way depending on what was happening at the time. I think the would care about the planet, but not be tree hugger types. Something like that.
I think that Ward would be likely to support whichever candidate had the greater likelihood of winning (that "who wants to be seen supporting a loser?" status objective), while June would be more likely swayed by principle. And that there would be considerable (suppressed) friction between them when this placed their support at odds with one another.

Beaver would likely be a Bernie Sanders supporter, which would give both parents considerable stress.
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It would have made for some interesting episodes. But Beaver is more the type to just be getting through the day, and probably wouldn't know anything about politics. Wally...more likely.

Re professional sports: in Philadelphia in the 60s there were rabid fans of the Eagles, Phillies, and 76ers. But I don't recall team flags and yes they're all over the place today.
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Does anybody know if professional team sports were as big of a thing as they are today? Today, you have people flying team flags on their cars on game days and such.
1950's and 1960's: baseball enjoyed fanatical support, almost a religion for many people. Also "alma mater" college sports of all kinds had considerable influence.

Once the Superbowl took hold in the mid 60s, baseball started to lose it's pre-eminence.
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But Beaver is more the type to just be getting through the day, and probably wouldn't know anything about politics. .
I really didn't know anything about politics either back in that day. But that didn't stop me from having a (media brainwashed) preference between the candidates.

I can vaguely recall people talking about president Eisenhower in the present tense...I recall the Kennedy/Nixon election vividly and remember it being cast as a "good guys vs the bad guys" type of contest. I recall LBJ vs Goldwater, and in retrospect can't believe I was so naive as to support LBJ. I recall supporting RFK over Nixon, and following that through with support for HHH (despite his ineptness) mostly because the "Nixon as bad guy" brainwashing I had been subjected to earlier had been so thorough.

And I recall feeling strangely vindicated when Nixon got caught with his fingers in the cookie jar.

All of this despite 1976 being the first election I was able to vote in.

So, I have to submit myself as living proof that "dumb kids" still have political preferences
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Not saying that these are my beliefs and not trying to preach my beliefs here, but . . .

Ward and June transplanted into 2020 would be Republicans.

Ward, being fairly affluent but not wealthy ("comfortable," he said on one episode), would have benefited from the 2017 tax cuts, and he would be concerned with saving for college and retirement.

June, concerned with maintaining appearances with the other members of the Mothers' Club and in general maintaining the family's lifestyle in the community, would do the same.

Aunt Martha, from a family where generations went to prep school, and probably well-off if not wealthy (as she offered to "send" Beaver to prep school), would have been at least a Republican by birth or ancestry.

And Uncle Billy, I'll bet, would go Republican as well, due to his rebellious nature.
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In real life Jerry Mathers is conservative and Tony Dow is liberal, or at least that is what they implied once in a TV interview.
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