Giving Away A Book A Day (Monday)

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We're still waiting for a winner in yesterday's giveaway, but I'll toss out Monday's installment anyway.

We've given away this book before. This time, we'll take the skill out of it. The prize is Anything for a Vote.

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!"

December 24, 2007 - 4:58am
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