Thursday, August 28, 2008

Election Trivia

Obviously, everybody is excited about the fact that the Obama-Biden ticket contains a major "first": it's the first major-party ticket to include a candidate from Delaware (the First State), which means that there was a 221-year gap between the time that Delaware ratified the Constitution and the time on which a Delawarean (can that possibly be right?) landed on the ticket. Off the top off my head, I'm pretty sure that Rhode Island is the only one of the original 13 that's still waiting its turn, and Vermont (the 14th state) is close behind. Any other long-term goose-eggs that you can identify?

Posted by Craig Albert