This Tuesday is the day we can vote for a new President if you’re registered and if you believe in that sort of thing. I don’t like to get political here on MBIP, mainly because when you look at politics these days it resembles a bad reality show that Sarah Palin's retarded, in-bred, transgendered, polyamorous step-cousin is producing. But in spite of all that, I encourage you to go out and vote and in honor of voting day on Tuesday, here’s some links to presidential campaigns from the past and one sad one at the end from this year’s campaign. And then there’s the MBIP Coming Attractions for next week, which I have to admit are somewhat hazy so far on this Sunday morning!
TV's Unforgettable Moments - The First Great Debate "Kennedy vs. Nixon" (1960)
Here’s a mini documentary on how John Kennedy shattered Richard Nixon in the very first American Presidential Debate. It was also the night that TV and politics got fused forever in time.
Studs Terkel Interview With Hunter Thompson About Fear And Loathing On The Campaign Trail
This is a great radio interview with Studs Terkel and Hunter Thompson about his book about the 1972 presidential campaign between Richard Nixon and George McGovern. The interview starts off talking about The Hell’s Angels and segues into politics. I love where he talks about riding with Richard Nixon in a car talking football with him!
The Boys on the Bus
Timothy Crouse started out on the 1972 campaign trail as a gofer for Hunter S. Thompson and ended up writing his own classic book, “The Boys On The Bus.” It all started with this article in Rolling Stone.
George W. Bush vs. Al Gore, 15 years later: We really did inaugurate the wrong guy
An interesting excerpt from: “Ballot Battles: The History of Disputed Elections in the United States” by Edward Foley.
200 Years of Stunning and Strange Presidential Campaign Posters
The “Nixon’s The One” with the pregnant woman with the flower is surreal and my favorite one!
The Lowest Moment in the History of Debates?
“It just seemed profoundly sad.”—Virginia Heffernan.
That pretty much sums up this year’s presidential campaign. Five of the most horrific words ever placed in front of each other: “It just seemed profoundly sad.” I have a sinking feeling that I’ll be repeating that like a mantra for the next four years.
Last night I returned to the original concept of Saturday Night Cheeseburger and had a cheeseburger on a Saturday night at one of Peoria’s newest restaurants and microbrweries, Obed & Isaacs! I ran into Shelly and Tim, pictured above and other familiar faces too and that will be up tomorrow! Tuesday we continue our MBIP “A Year In The Life Of A Sandwich” food tour and right now I’m waiting for a phone call from a couple of different places to see if I can do some sort of election sandwich thing since Tuesday is voting day. I’ll be interested to see what happens there, hopefully it’ll unfold this afternoon, you can find out Tuesday! Wednesday I’m going to be trying out another awkward episode of, “Can I Eat My Lunch In Here,” so you won’t want to miss that! As far as Thursday and Friday goes, well, I still need to figure that out, so of course that means I have to run and try and get all of this stuff ready for next week! Have a funny Sunnyday and we’ll see you all tomorrow!