Was this the most startling presidential election in US history? Sadly, it’s got some competition. The United States, being the oldest currently running “democracy” in the world has had its fair number of exciting presidential elections. This Olio examines some of the interesting episodes and individuals in modern presidential elections. From the Bull Moose Party to Tricky Dick’s antics to Trump’s circus at least we can be comforted by the fact that our political system gives great fodder for comics and historians alike. Join us to discuss what just happened and how we can give this election context in the larger scope American politics.
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