Who’s up for some Johnocracy?
The last time we had an all-John ticket was 1824 when John C. Calhoun was veep to John Quincy Adams, though, if faulty memories of AP American History serve me, Calhoun the runner-up and got the job by default. Anyone remember when we started having actual tickets instead of the veepstakes as a consolation prize?
There haven’t been any other prez-veep bunches where they shared the same first name, though, dude, we’ve had some veeps with awesome first names. I think it’s time they made a comeback into the American consciousness. Names like:
Hannibal Hamlin (1861-65, served under Abraham Lincoln)
Schuyler Colfax (1869-73, served under Ulysses S. Grant)
Alben W. Barkley (1949-53, served under Harry S. Truman)
…and, George Clinton was veep to Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Paint the White House black, baby!