June 20, 2015

June 1, 2015

Did Perot Win It For Clinton? The Enigma of 1992

More than 20 years ago now, and five elections since, 1992 stands out as one of the zaniest elections in American history. Yet it attracted a fair amount of attention and turnout for its time. Too early for the internet, it saw American politicians reach into new demographic areas, including MTV and late night talk shows. But in order to see where we can count the 1992 election as an election for all the sorts of stats one counts Presidential elections on (times an incumbent lost, how much the economy is a factor) we've got to get to the bottom of something - what was the real effect of third party challenger Ross Perot? How can he be 'subtracted' out of the analysis to see what would have happened in a Bush-Clinton election? We try to do that in this episode.

May 17, 2015

How Theodore Roosevelt Ended Up on The Ticket in 1900

Is it true that T.R. was tricked into the VP office to give up power in New York State? We examine this question. Plus, the truth behind JFK's Berlin Speech. All from a past episode of the 'My History Can Beat Up Your Politics' podcast - donate at www.myhistorycanbeatupyourpolitics.com