Swami the Magazine is a magazine Of the People, By (some of) the People, and For the People and as such there are times that it is incumbent upon The Mag to not only entertain, but also to educate. This is one of those times. As another Presidential election has come and gone it brings to mind those that have led this great nation in the past and helped shape this country (for better or worse) into what it is now. In this spirit, The Swami has elected (pun intended) to suspend the usual hi-jinx and provide a Presidential history lesson to go with your weekly prognostications. (While he’s at it, let’s throw in an English lesson as well: please note the correct grammar in the title… It’s Commanders-in-Chief not Commander-in-Chiefs just as it is Brothers-in-law not Brother-in-Laws).
Now, before we get started, I did want to contribute to the national dialogue surrounding this election season. Here are a few quick comments/questions from Election Season:
- I have to say that I am not surprised in the least that the one person who predicted the outcome of every state was a statistician known for his work in baseball.
- How poorly do you have to do in your campaign to have every major state office won by your party but yours? (See: Missouri Lieutenant Governor)
- Bad Day at the Office: Diane Sawyer
- Can some nerd somewhere calculate what these elections would look like if every state was like Nebraska and split their electoral votes by congressional district instead of winner-take-all?
- I’m happy to report that The Swami did get at least 1 vote in one of the local races near STM HQ.
- I remember the year that I was most active in campaigning for a particular candidate… Here’s to 1996
I could keep going, but the Editors here at Swami the Magazine have informed me that you may have actually come to this site for a specific purpose and that I should probably get around to… The Picks!!
Until next time… The Swami-in-Chief!