Alan Flippen: ‘Having had WAY too much time on my hands, I decided to do some historical research. Here’s what I found about the only previous father-son team to serve as President:
- John Adams served two terms as the vice president of an immensely popular president before being elected in his own right.
- As president, Adams pursued a successful foreign policy but botched his domestic policy, and alienated large segments of his own party. After one term, he lost his re-election bid to a Southern Democrat with a history of marital infidelities.
- Adams lived to see his son, John Quincy Adams, become president in a disputed four-way race in which he ultimately prevailed despite losing the popular vote to a Democrat from Tennessee.
‘What the future holds for the Bushes if history continues to repeat itself: Adams Sr. died midway through his son’s term of office. John Quincy Adams was unable to get any of his policies through a hostile and divided Congress. After one term, he faced a rematch with the Democrat from Tennessee, and lost in a landslide.’
☞ I’m not saying this means anything; just that, as is so often the case, you guys come up with more interesting things than I do.
Quote of the Day
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?~Abraham Lincoln
Request email delivery
- Apr 20:
Billy Is Such A Tool
- Apr 18:
In Search Of Common Ground
- Apr 17:
- Apr 16:
Be Audacious Tonight — 8pm Eastern, 5pm Pacific
- Apr 15:
Doctors And Patriots Versus My Friend Paul
- Apr 12:
Davd Leonhardt On Climate Change
- Apr 11:
Tax The Rich?
- Apr 10:
270 Or Bust
- Apr 9:
It Took 99 Years, But H.L. Was Right
- Apr 8:
It Takes All Kinds
- Apr 20: