1866 Mechanics’ Institute Attack

One violent event, captured in the best media technologies of its time and brought to American living parlors, completely changed American politics during the Reconstruction period.  A convention at the stately Mechanics’ Institute in New Orleans, determined to create a new constitution where all races could vote, was forcefully ended by police in what investigators…

George Romney

A little bit about the Senator’s father, his run for President in 1968 and time as HUD secretary.

Did Nixon Win the Popular Vote in 1960? And Other Stories

In this episode we look at an enduring mystery, one that didn’t matter too much in the 1960 election but has since taken on significance. Could it be that Kennedy lost, and Nixon won, the popular vote nationally in 1960. We looked at it a decade ago, and at that time MHCBUYP declared that Richard…

Grover Cleveland Holds Umbrella for Benjamin Harrison, Who Defeated Him

As indicated on the podcast detail of the 1889 inaugural of Benjamin Harrison shows Grover Cleveland, hat in hand holding an umbrella for Benjamin Harrison during his inauguration. He had just been defeated for the Presidency by Harrison. Of course this politeness didn’t stop Cleveland from getting the office back, 4 years later.

Notes of 1884: Thoughts on That Election, and The Current One

We discuss the tight election that elected the first Democratic President in 25 years, Grover Cleveland, the Republican help he got, and some comparisons and contrasts to the current election.  A President’s umbrella, salutes for his “big foot,” chain-armor clad parades, and the importance of a concern for the “general weal.” all in this episode. …

Now on The Patreon Site – Mario Cuomo Running and Not Running

ON the PATREON SITE , the story of Mario Cuomo’s non-runs for the Presidency. We talked about candidates not running for President on a recent cast, but in that one we were looking at obscure stories. The obvious story of a modern candidate not running for President. We talk about the reasons. A lot of…