A New Leaf

[Corrected 12-Feb-2007.  Paul reminded me that Humphrey was the sitting VP in 1968.  Oops.]
Apropos of nothing, it occurred to me this evening that 2008 will be the first U.S. presidential election since 1968 (Nixon vs. Humphrey) 1952 where neither the sitting president nor the sitting vice president is running.  If you broaden the definition to include past vice presidents, you have to go all the way back to 1952 (Eisenhower vs. Stevenson), assuming Gore decides not to run.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s