John McCain’s campaign slogan is Country First.Â Can an evangelical vote for someone who does’t put God first?Â
I remember thinking the end of smoking was near when I was in my protective conservative Christian college bubble in Abilene . . . then I discovered that many stressed adults in the DFW workforce keep the tobacco companies in business.
Monday workouts at my gym are a beating for one reason.Â That’s the day the two biggest hulks use the lat machine and on their heaviest sets drop the weights which makes for a very unpleasant sound.Â I wish management would ask them to be a bit more courteous,Â I would, but don’t want the hulks to place me under those weights.
“Academic” Salaries – But they are worth every penny because of the revenue and the exposure they bring to the university.
The other day I decided to see how far I could go back and name the presidential ticket for both parties.Â The 1976 election was as far back as I could go, I couldn’t remember who ran on the ticket with Gerald Ford.Â You can try it for yourself using Wikipedia, just click on the previous election year next to the American flag to go back in time.Â Link
As you go back in time, it’s also quite interesting to examine the Electoral College map and see how the states voted over the years.Â The last time Texas was a blue state was when it went to Jimmy Carter in 1976, but all of western America was entirely red.Â Link
Reagan only lost a total of 7 states in two elections.Â Impressive.Â Minnesota showed him no love, twice.
The last time someone other than a Democrat or Republican received Electoral College votes was in the 1968 election.
The last person to win their party’s nomination with facial hair was Thomas Dewey.Â Before Dewey, it was Charles Hughes in 1916.Â However, the 1912 election had three major candidates, two of whom had facial hair.Â But it was the 1904 election, which happens to be the last election where all major presidential candidates had facial hair.
When was the last U.S. presidential election the Republican Party won without a Nixon or a Bush on the ticket?Â 1928
Speaking of the Electoral College, you all know how much I loath is, but did you know that in the last 200 years there have been over 700 proposals introduced to Congress to change or abolish it?Â Link