Over the past few weeks I have been noticed a remarkable similarity in the people who are seeking the Republican nomination for president. Each and every one of them made a point of talking about American history in their speeches or TV interviews. This is remarkable for two reasons. One, I expected them to go out of their way to distinguish themselves from one another. Even stranger, when talking history, some of them were inaccurate and some were flat out wrong.
Before this blog becomes one of many thousands pitting Republicans and Democrats, I would like to tell you about my favorite founding father. ‘Bet you didn’t see that coming. Tell me who your favorite historical figure is and why and you could win a copy of Marianna Baer’s excellent new book, Frost before it hits the shelves.
My favorite founding father is John Adams because he was very smart, methodical and had a real partnership with his wife Abigail Adams. He valued her intelligence and judgment at a time when few men did. I also admire his willingness to speak his mind. He did it so often that, while he was vice president, the Constitutional congress passed a law prohibiting the vice president from talking during votes.
Who’s your favorite? Put it in the comments below and you could win Frost!