Clowns and Much Tumbling – The 1840 Election

After the 1840 produced the most brazenly pop election in the United States, a commentator warned of elections in the future with clowns with pink noses, banjo players, and much tumbling.  We look at the 1840 election and how policy slipped below the surface and other concerns took hold.    From a 2013 cast that was rich in old election stories, here is one…