Did this really happen? This could never happen today with how divided our country is. Kinda cool that he could run for both parties.
@Have An Upvote, yeah it sounds like Calhoun was a total boomer lol!
@Have An Upvote, I'm pretty sure the process was different where the election for vp was separate
@Have An Upvote, back then vp was determined by the runner up in the race. Who'd want to see the comedy of Trump Hillary white house.
Yeah I know, being with Hillary that long I'd kill my self to.
@That one lurker, he wouldn’t have to kill himself. Hilary would suicide him pretty quick
@The Big Hodge, you are mostly correct. You didn’t have your own VP when Adams ran. By the time Jackson ran they picked their own VP to run with. 12th amendment changed the game
@BigJohnson86, right but still the VP had a separate election (which is still the case but it currently never affects results) and at that time the presidential candidates didn't choose their running mates. honestly the real reason he was able to run for both was that at the time there was only one party in the us and 4 people running for the presidency from that party but only 3 people running for the vice presidency. as he was the most likely to be elected as vp, he was paired with both of the most likely to be elected presidential candidates
@The Big Hodge, has there ever been only one party in the US. I mean Tories and wigs, democratic Republicans, etc
@EVILdrPORKCHOP3, yep. the elections of 1812, 1820, and 1824 were all contested by just democratic Republicans. there was a party called the Federalists but especially in regards to the last two, they had little to no power and had more or less dissolved
@The Big Hodge, huh! Thanks, I had no idea lol so there was technically another party but the federalists were too weak to do anything?
@EVILdrPORKCHOP3, exactly. you can thank Thomas Jefferson for that one!
@That one lurker, #clintonbodycount
@EVILdrPORKCHOP3, The Federalists were the first dominant party, however quickly their competitor the Democratic-Republicans won in 1800 and they fizzled. The dems formed after the elections Hodge said, however the repub side of things did not. Whig was the most popular, but others such as Free Soil and Know Nothing’s existed, just with no presidencies. Other notable parties that have existed are the Populist Party in the late 1800s, Bull-Moose Party early 1900s with Teddy, and most recently the Reform party in the 90s by Perot.
@That one lurker, you’d kill yourself to what? Music? Humming Hungarians? The sound of nascar? You can’t just leave us hanging like that
@lemongrenade, why, Hilary would leave me hanging.
@PippyPie, are you slow?
Calhoun was super racist. He ran the recon on New Mexico when the U.S. aquired it and made a public statement like day 1 saying, "don't worry New Mexico, we gotcha. The U.S. will project from the evil enemies, almost all Native Americans to the west." That is why we had war with several tribes for decades instead of treaties.
Fun fact: When Jackson left office he was asked, “Do you have any regrets?” He said “Only that I did not kill John C. Callhoun. Keep in mind he killed at least a dozen men (Some say over 100) and his only regret was that he didn’t kill another guy... who happened to be his vice president
I always flip both sides and come out on top too
Only regret of Andrew Jackson was that he did not shoot him dead.
Can’t enact 25th amendment if president is also Vice President