Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Political Predictions

"Just imagine that in 1940, on pain of death, you had been forced to predict the next three presidents of the United States. You would have to pick an obscure Missouri senator who was so identified with a corrupt machine that his re-election was in doubt, an even more obscure Army lieutenant colonel in the Philippines, and a kid in his second year at Harvard."

- Morris Udall, explaining his dark horse candidacy in 1976


Dan in Philly said...

I often reflect on this. As a civil war history enthusiast I consider the same question if 1856. You might have actually gotten Lincoln and Johnson, but no way in this world would you have correctly guessed Grant.

Michael Wade said...


Grant would not have been on anyone's list.