It’s hard to believe that Election Day 2008 is finally upon us. The logos below, including candidates who were once shoo-ins, otherswho were might-have-beens, and still others who never-have-been-nor-will-be(who in tarnation is Duncan Hunter?) serve as a reminder of all thehub and hubbub of the past 18 months.
It is sobering to note that from the first category, theonce-apparent-shoo-in Hillary Clinton was not the first almost-waswoman candidate for president of the United States. Belva Ann Lockwood(above) ran for the highest office in 1884 and 1888 (before women evenhad the right to vote). Lockwood was a follower of women’s rightsactivist Susan B. Anthony of silver dollar fame and the second woman, after Victoria Woodhull,to run on the National Equal Rights Party ticket. Although she receiveda number of votes, they were never counted. Supporters had seen ballotsdestroyed and called upon Congress to investigate voter fraud. Lockwood lostthe elections but successfully practiced law for 43 years.