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1960 Election

The Poster Boys of 1960 & 2012

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

The Three R's -- Romney, Ryan and the Republicans -- are trying to sell the American people a more than 80-year-old used car that has been through two terrible crashes: one in 1929, the other in 2008.

Ghosts of 1960

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

For all the advantages that Barack Obama has this year, the same problems that nearly led to Kennedy losing to Nixon are lurking just below the surface of the 2008 political landscape.