Giving Away A Book A Day (Monday)
We're still waiting for a winner in yesterday's giveaway, but I'll toss out Monday's installment anyway.
I am thinking of a person who was at one point a candidate for President of the United States. Give me the candidate and year. One hint: this person did not go on to win the election. (And just to clarify, if the answer were "Gore 2000," "Gore 1988" would not be correct.)
Here are a few excerpts:
1836: Congressman Davy Crockett accuses candidate Martin Van Buren of secretly wearing women's clothing: "He is laced up in corsets!"
1912: Theodore Roosevelt is shot in the chest while preparing to give a campaign speech, then proceeds to deliver it anyway: "I don t know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot, but it takes more than that to kill a bull moose!"
1960: President Harry Truman advises voters that "if you vote for Richard Nixon, you might go to hell!"