Benjamin Harrison was the 3rd candidate to lose the popular vote but the 2nd to win the presidency anyway by means of winning a majority of electoral votes. Even though his Republican Party bought votes in key states for as much as $20 a vote, the electoral vote was uncontested. (Photo by David Offutt, The National Presidential Wax Museum)
“…down deep, they just don’t care. They just don’t care.” – Lon Chaney, Jr., to Gary Cooper in the 1952 classic western "High Noon" (Many townspeople had served as deputies years before to help Marshal Will Kane break up a bad bunch. The thugs are coming back, and an old, retired marshal tells Kane that he’s not surprised that the people won’t do it again.)
“Ignorance can be educated and drunkenness sobered, but stupid lasts forever.” – Aristophanes, as quoted by Kevin Kline in "The Emperor’s Club"
“Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” - George Santayana
Offutt’s Law: “The more important it is for you to know something, the less likely it will be volunteered to you.”
- David Offutt