Does anyone else find this interesting?
This year, as if the election, the emergence of the first black and first woman to seriously have a shot at the Presidency, and the historic Democratic primary process weren’t enough, it seemed for a while that people were falling all over themselves for quick little observations that seemed really weird or fascinating. Like this little podunk city in one state or the other has predicted the winner of the election correctly in every election for the last 88 years or what have you. Or McCain is the oldest person to ever receive the nomination of a major political party for the first time. I heard today that as goes Ohio in the election so has gone the nation in all but 2 elections in the last 108 years. I also read that “no Senator has been elected President since JFK.” It’s all a big pile of “so-what” in my opinion. Nonetheless, I thought of a curiousity, and just wondering what anyone else thinks of it, and maybe if you have any other curiousities that you’ve heard or thought of that you’d like to share. Here goes mine,
For the first time, our Presidential and Vice Presidential nominees are from the 48th (McCain-AZ), 49th (Palin-AK), 50th (Obama-HI) and 1st (Biden-DE) states.
It falls apart a little when you say that Arizona, Alaska and Deleware are where McCain, Palin and Biden are currently from/are currently representing, but Obama is actually really “from” Illinios if you apply that standard consistently, otherwise we’d have to consider Biden from Pennsylvania, Palin from Idaho and McCain from the Panama Canal. That to me illustrates why most of those factoids are crap. Still, I find them kinda fun. What say you?
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