Pitney on History of Democratic Presidential Nominees

In an article in the New Orleans Times-Picayune this week, professor Pitney digs deep into history to point out that Obama-Biden will be the first Democratic ticket in 100 years to not have military or executive experience.

This is especially the case, according to Claremont McKenna College political scientist John Pitney Jr., because for the first time since the 1908 Democratic convention in Denver nominated a ticket of Williams Jennings Bryant and John Kern, the 2008 Democratic Convention in Denver nominated a ticket in Obama and Delaware Sen. Joseph Biden in which neither candidate had military or management experience.

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