Let’s get back to elections the way they used to be! Plenty to drink for the (male) electors, fistfights, mudslinging – literally….
My grandfather was a bourbon-drinker and loyal Democrat of the Jacksonian tradition. With a relatively straight face, he would tell his grandsons the barrels of booze supplied by the Ds in the 1836 campaign bore the mark OK – an abbreviation of the nickname of their candidate, Martin Van Buren, ‘Old Kinderhook’.
A very persuasive litigator, he implied a family connection with OK of which an Old Crow drinker could be proud. Not a bit of truth in it, but….
Just when we need forward thinking, what do the Rs give us? ‘Tradition’!