Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Two centuries of difference

Today we have an election that probably matters more to us than it will to any future generation (which I suspect is true of most elections).
Just for fun, here is a side-by-side comparison of today's election with the election of 1812:


1812
2012
The Incumbent
James Madison (Democratic-Republican Party: Now the Democrat Party)
Barack Obama (Democrat Party)
The Challenger
DeWitt Clinton (Federalist Party)
Mitt Romney (Republican Party)
The #1 Issue of the Day
War with England
Healthcare
Number of States/Electoral Votes
19/217
50/538
Religious Affiliation of President/VP
Episcopalian/Episcopalian
United Church Of Christ/Catholic
Religious Affiliation of Challenger/VP
Presbyterian/Presbyterian(?)
Mormon/Catholic
Presidential Claim to Fame Prior to Election
Author of American Constitution
“Community Organizer”
Challenger Claim to Fame Prior to Candidacy
Author of the Erie Canal
Made lots of money








What does all of this mean? I'm not entirely sure... I'll leave that to the political history guys.

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