Thoughts About John Adams

 

Right now I’m reading David McCullough’s biography John Adams.John Adams by David McCullough

Did you realize he was 40 years old when he headed off to the Continental Congress? Who says you have to be successful in your career by the time you’re 30?

These days we have lots of discussions about mudslinging and negative ads during election campaigns. One of the worst journalism, mudslinging campaigning fiascos in our history was for the presidential election of 1800 between Adams, Jefferson, Aaron Burr (who actually tied Jefferson in popular votes), and Charles Pickering. Talk about yellow journalism!