Over seventy chairs would be vacant — abandoned, even — by 1861, but the reasons have various degrees of acceptability. Some of these men resigned to become ministers, secretaries in the cabinet, or ambassadors. A few, like George W. Scranton of Pennsylvania’s 12th district, died. Some even resigned to enter the Union Army itself. These chairs, of the seventy, would be filled after the short periods of incumbent elected periods ended. But, nevertheless, it seems like the 36th Congress of the United States would have been a considerably unproductive one, with multiple representatives resigning, being expelled, or withdrawing from duty. How can anything be done if there is no communication? How can politics continue without compromise and with secession?
For Obama and Biden, bittersweet nostalgia had to have been present. They’ve been doing this for eight years now, and this is their last. But now, they’ve made it to the final stretch – the last flight of stairs in the peak of their careers. For Obama, this is his final year as President. What he does after this is up to him – whether he intends on going back to Chicago or developing his narratives – but the journey as President is almost over.
Every political candidate has a crowd of people behind them, whether they be a cabinet of billionaires or a massive grassroots campaign, which do just about anything they can to reach a common goal: to get the name of their candidate heard across the fifty states of America. With today’s modern globalization, it’s becoming easier and easier to not only place propaganda into the eyes and minds of citizens, but also dig up personal dirt.
The date is 8:30 in the evening on Monday, September 26th, 1960. The world, or at least America, watches as Republican Vice President Richard Milhous Nixon and Democratic Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy (the two leading and strongest candidates for the position of the 35th President of the United States) participated in the first ever televised presidential debate. The city is Chicago, the Windy City.