Fun Fact: Duo Beaten By The Bushes

Micheal Dukakis and John Kerry served together as Governor and Lt. Governor (Kerry was his Lt. Gov.) of Massachusetts between 1983-1985 until John Kerry was elected to the Senate. Micheal Dukakis ran for president in 1988, losing in a landslide to George H.W. Bush. John Kerry would later run as president in 2004, but heContinue reading “Fun Fact: Duo Beaten By The Bushes”

Fun Fact: First Man To Lose Despite Winning Popular Vote

In 1876, Samuel J. Tilden lost to Rutherford B. Hayes in the presidential election by just one electoral vote. Ironically Tilden won the popular vote with a good margin of 51% to Hayes’ 47%. Upon his defeat, Tilden stated “I can retire to public life with the consciousness that I shall receive from posterity theContinue reading “Fun Fact: First Man To Lose Despite Winning Popular Vote”

Fun Fact: The Guy Who Ran For President and Died Without Knowing If He Won

In 1872, Horace Greely ran against President Ulysses S. Grant as a Liberal Republican as he was fed up with the corruption in his cabinet. To everyone’s surprise the Democratic party (which Greely had mocked for countless years) nominated him as well in hopes to defeat Grant. Shortly after the election his wife died, andContinue reading “Fun Fact: The Guy Who Ran For President and Died Without Knowing If He Won”

Fun Fact: Jerry Brown Coincidence

When Ronald Reagan left the office of Governor of California, he was succeeded by democrat Jerry Brown. Ironically after Arnold Schwarzenegger’s (like Reagan was an actor and a republican) gubernatorial terms were up he was succeeded by Jerry Brown who had returned from political retirement.

Fun Fact: From Sitting To Kneeling During The National Anthem

While there is outrage from the right-wing on NFL players kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice and police brutality, it originally started a bit differently. Colin Kaepernick started the protests by sitting down during the anthem, not kneeling. Kaepernick decided to kneel after talking to NFL player (and U.S. veteran) Nate BoyerContinue reading “Fun Fact: From Sitting To Kneeling During The National Anthem”