Every so often in American politics a party nominates an insurgent, not because of his/her experience, but simply because their message strikes a resonate chord with the most active faction of the party at that time.
In 1888, Benjamin Harrison beat Grover Cleveland with fewer popular votes by winning lots of states by a few votes and losing the rest of the states big. If you consider the different voter turnout rates in different states, you could win with still fewer votes by winning states with low turnouts.
This political love-fest between Governor Chris Christie and these people begging him to run for president is going to end abruptly when the big guy realizes something that others have realized before him.
Leopold Mozart (b. 1719): The first known Stage Father. Managed his child-prodigy son's career with an iron fist, which turned out to be a good thing for music but a bad thing for little Wolfie. Said to be the inspiration for "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother".
Careers built over a lifetime can be ended in the amount of take it takes to hit "upload" or click "comment." Given that realization and Rep. Weiner's Twitter travails, here are five rules for aspiring politicos.
Whether filtered by an archivist, historian, editor, screenwriter, actor or director, perspective on the life of another person is ultimately subjective - and there's no group of people more highly susceptible to the subjective than the presidents.
Could you see Barack Obama being elected President for two different, separate administrations? Now there are many differences between Cleveland and Obama on many levels. However, electorally, they could end up being similar.