20 years ago, a young black atheist lawyer decided to join the Trinity United Church of Christ at a time that just so happened to coincide with his first forays into political life.
And that ended up working out so well for him.
Tags: Barack Obama, Election Countdown, Jeremiah Wright
Here's some things you might not have known about battleground state Michigan…
Did you know that it was the 26th state to join the union. Why, that makes it, um… almost exactly not noteworthy enough to justify mention.
Okay, it's also got some fantastic cities like Ann Arbor, Detroit and the fossilized husk of Flint. So, that's something, right?
Hey, some really famous people came out of Michigan. Like Michael Moore and Kid Rock and… Oh, and Matthew Tobey.
Okay, listen, Michigan is still a really important state. Or, so I hear.
Go back to Day 27.
Tags: Election Countdown, Michael Moore, Michigan
It was 28 years ago that Captain John Sidney McCain left his wife of 15 years — Carol McCain (nee Shepp), a former model who had some years before been disfigured in a car-accident — to marry a richly beautiful, and beautifully rich, beer heiress named Cindy Lou Hensley, whom he'd met in a bar in Hawaii a year earlier.
The two have gone on to become the stuff of family values fairy tales.
Tags: Cindy McCain, Election Countdown, John McCain