The following blog is greatly adapted from “Karl Marx and the American Civil War” by Donny Schraffenberger. I found this article extremely interesting, but rather long for anyone not completely interested in Karl Marx. Therefore, I’m condensing the key points into a short blog.
Here’s how the 2016 battleground states (I’ll use a loose interpretation of this) have voted since 2000. The numbers will be the % difference (rounding decimal up or down) between the Republicans and Democratic parties only. On virtual ties, I will put the winner’s name first.:
It is interesting that Obama, Ford and Eisenhower are the only presidents to be the most popular home-state presidents of two states. Other surprising facts include:
The purpose of this blog is to look at the Republican Party’s traditionally fragmented party, which Nick Silver has described as “tribal.” I think this is an accurate description. Below I detail the more tense elections, and by doing so, perhaps we can consider together if the 2016 Republican Party is any worse off than it has been before.
In this presidential ranking poll, I presented to pollsters 10 major policy decisions by each US president. Pollsters then voted on whether or not they would have supported the policy under that president. Secondly, they were asked what their general view of the given presidency was, from a range of “Very Favorable” to “Very Unfavorable.”
JFK’s presumed killer, Lee Harvey Oswald, is actually more closely related to TR than cousin FDR is to the older president.
Below is a list of 20 influential Americans that were never elected president. I’ve made the decision by looking at American figures that were considered for the presidency. Some on this list opted against running for president.
It’s not surprising that Bernie Sanders is doing well West of the Mississippi. The West has been traditionally very progressive. The majority of the voters for the Weaver’s Populist Party (People’s Party), Deb’s Socialist Party, La Follette Progressive Republicans and Roosevelt Progressive Republican’s came from the West.
Since much is being said about a contested Republican convention in 2016, it is interesting to look back on history to see how this years convention could turn out.
I write this blog in light of the lasting discussion of a possible contested Republican convention in 2016 election. While historically common, a contested convention has not occurred 40 years.
The 1912 election is the high-watermark of 3rd party run. In this election, our traditional parties competed with two strong 3rd parties — the Progressive “Bull Moose” Party and the Socialist Party, both of which make the top 10 list.
Eight out of forty-seven vice presidents (or 17%) reached immortality as “accidental presidents” either through death or through resignation of the sitting president.