Nowadays, if you run for president, you must really want the job… In both 2008 and 2012, more than 2 billion dollars were spent by presidential campaigns!
So where did it all begin?
In honor of George Washington’s birthday (Feb. 22), I recommend you take a look at a unique letter that’s just been released, where he talks about his upcoming ascendancy to the nation’s presidency.
…In confidence I tell you – with the world it would obtain little credit – that my movements to the chair of government will be accompanied by feelings not unlike those of a culprit who is going to the place of his execution…
Thirty days before his inauguration, George Washington, the unanimous choice of a grateful and admiring nation, had no choice at all. Remarkable!