What do George Clinton, Henry Wilson and James Sherman have in common? Right. All three were a heartbeat away from the U.S. presidency but the wrong heart stopped … and now they’re trivia questions.
If you want proof that politicians don’t get it, look no further than the dreary Biden-Ryan vice-presidential debate Wednesday. I think Biden did slightly better, passionate and eloquent as well as rude and theatrical. But while neither man melted down, both missed the key point that politics is basically unpleasant.