Today is the 219th anniversary of the first presidential election, which elected George Washington on January 7th, 1789. The process was a bit different then, as states selected the Electoral College delegates who then selected the president. The entire campaign took approximately 6 or so months from start to finish. This would be preferable to the 20-24 month circle-jerk that we engage in now.
So hoist a cold one to our founding fathers tonight for getting their democracy on and starting the trend we’re now in the midst of. Here’s to Democratic Republics!
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs