If you want to become President of the United States, you have to campaign for it. You have to be popular. You have to earn votes. Lots of them. Seriously…. You need […]
Who Is Next In Line? Understanding the Order of Presidential Succession
When Secretary of State Alexander Haig attempted to calm the nation’s fears after the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, it was one of those moments that made history. Unfortunately, it was […]
Pursuing Peace, Professional Pickle Packers Propose Punting Problems, Purposefully Propelling Pickles
Commonplace Fun Facts has documented some curious political movements, such as the candidacy of Vermin Supreme, the Monster Raving Looney Party, and the presidential candidate whose running mate didn’t vote for her. […]
What Happens When a Presidential Candidate Dies During the Election Process?
A colleague of ours recently asked what would happen if one of the candidates for President happened to die during the election process. She said, “I pray it doesn’t happen, but after […]
Meet Vermin Supreme and Ride Your Pony Into a Zombie-Powered Future
UPDATED FEBRUARY 2, 2021 to reflect the 2020 election season. Readers of Commonplace Fun Facts have already encountered a political candidate who openly declares himself to be insane, a man who couldn’t […]
When Insanity Campaigns, Undisguised
You have to admire someone who can go through the rigors of a political campaign, lose, and be able to shake it off and get on with life. What about a man […]
The Rough and Ready Life of Zachary Taylor
Zachary Taylor (1784-1850), twelfth President of the United States, showed such little interest in politics that he never cast a vote in a presidential election until his own election in 1848.