prepresidential love



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  • adj. Of or pertaining to the period before a person's ascent to the presidency of a country


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pre- +‎ presidential


  • Watching news coverage of Saturday's uplifting, pietistic speeches reminded us, too, of the prepresidential Obama -- not the Obama of 2008 and the bizarre personality cult, but the Obama of 2004, who in his Democratic National Convention speech urged listeners to rise above identity politics.

    Heads I Win, Tails You Lose

  • The most authoritative student of his prepresidential career, historian Randolph C.


  • He is researching a prepresidential biography of Barack Obama.

    An Unfinished Dream

  • During his final prepresidential vacation last month in Hawaii, he managed to squeeze in two rounds and has said that he aspires, postpresidentially, to become a single-digit handicapper.

    The State of Blacks in Golf

  • Few presidents acquire such abilities in the course of their prepresidential careers, and this president, particularly, is not disposed to such reflections.

    Miers: View From the Cheap Seats

  • Jackson had held elective office, and engaged in rough frontier diplomacy before he became chief executive; the prepresidential Washington had done all that, and picked the brightest brains of the political class.

    America's First Dynasty

  • But his success was a tribute to the people's need for such a figure; to his remarkable prepresidential record; and to his talents as a leader and an actor Washington knew perfectly well that Abigail Adams and others saw him as a divine temple, and he labored to fulfill their expectations.

    America's First Dynasty

  • Three American diplomats, including James Buchanan in his prepresidential career, had plotted to buy Cuba from Spain.

    America's First Dynasty

  • Easier prepresidential schedules also save wear and tear before the nomination sprint begins this fall.

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  • "People have perfected the prepresidential race political action committee," said Karl Rove, Mr. Bush's former strategist.

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