The Shittiest Candidates for President: Daniel Webster, who knew nothing.

The Shitty 1852 Candidacy of Daniel Webster, Know-Nothing Party, Massachusetts.

Quick Bio: Born a British subject in the New Hampshire colony in 1772, Daniel Webster was a lifelong American statesman. Like many politicians (and over half of U.S. Presidents), he was a lawyer, arguing cases as high as the Supreme Court. He negotiated the treaty that established the border between the USA and Canada, and served in both houses of Congress (representing, at various times, New Hampshire and Massachusetts). He was Secretary of State under three Presidents (Harrison, Tyler, and Fillmore) and ran for the White House three times himself. The first two times, he even knew about it.
 

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The Shittiest Ever Candidates for President: William Howard Taft, who didn't even bother.

The Shitty 1912 Candidacy of William Howard Taft, R., OH.

Quick Bio: The 27th President, 1909-13, and later Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Taft is the only POTUS to have also filled a role on the SCOTUS. He also filled some large clothes as the heaviest President (he maxed at 335 lbs.). A Cincinnati native, a Yale legacy, and a Skull and Bones member, Taft studied law and managed to be appointed as a Superior Court judge by age 29. He was later Governor-General of the Philippines and repeatedly turned down nominations for the Supreme Court (until finally accepting the Chief Justice position in his autumn years). Taft is the only incumbent President whose reelection bid resulted in finishing not first, or second, but third. William met his future wife Helen at a bobsledding party, because don’t we all, and enjoyed a 46-year marriage with three children.

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Release schedule updated.

Three new books have had their release dates set in stone.*

  1. Foul Territory, the second volume in the Chronicle of Calvin Connor, will be out in paperback on 10-24-16 and for Kindle on 12-21-16.
  2. The Photography of Dale Morlock, a limited edition biography of my late father replete with hundreds of his inspiring photos, will be released on 1-7-17 in physical form.
  3. The Melancholic Seven, a reboot of my 1997 novella of the same name and the first story in the new "Everything, Including ..." Mythos, will be released in paperback on 7-7-17 (a date totally chosen at random) with the Kindle edition following on 9-17-17.

* - when I say stone, I mean more a sort of soft liquidy clay that can be reshaped into different dates.

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