Has a Presidential or Vice-Presidential Candidate Ever Been Replaced?

Has a Presidential or Vice-Presidential Candidate Ever Been Replaced?

Since George Washington was elected our nation’s first president in 1789, there have been a total of 57 presidential elections. While there has never been a presidential candidate that has been replaced after their nomination, there has been one... read more
Listen to me on WCGO Radio

Listen to me on WCGO Radio

On September 27, 2016, I had a free-ranging 30 minute interview on Chicago-based WCGO radio (1590) on the presidents and vice-presidents, with comments about the tone of the current 2016 presidential campaign, including what president I thought would beat either... read more
3 Reasons Why the Vice-Presidency Matters

3 Reasons Why the Vice-Presidency Matters

“My country,” a frustrated John Adams once wrote about the vice presidency, “has in its wisdom contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived.”  He has not been alone throughout our... read more
What Voters & States Will Elect the Next President?

What Voters & States Will Elect the Next President?

Winning the Presidency involves an understanding of changing demographics and identifying constituencies likely to support a candidate.  But it also involves campaigning strategically in key battleground states in order to win the Electoral College, which ultimately... read more
Media, Marketing, and the Making of the President

Media, Marketing, and the Making of the President

Every four years, the American people elect a President.  And while we hope that the voters look at the policy positions of the candidates, their temperament and suitability for the office, their experience and qualifications, the fact is that running for President... read more

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Presidential Historian Mike Purdy

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Mike Purdy is a presidential historian and author living in Seattle, Washington. As an expert in presidential history, Mike runs PresidentialHistory.com as a public resource.