Mudslinging, Muckraking and Apple Pie: Presidential Campaigns, the Great American Pastime

  • Laura Baker Park 119 Paw Paw Street Coloma, MI, 49038 United States

Saturday, August 6 (5pm) - Free

Historical speaker Terry Lynch will be at Baker Park in downtown Coloma during the Glad-Peach Festival to perform his program "Mudslinging, Muckraking and Apple Pie: Presidential Campaigns, the Great American Pastime." 

Political campaigns are getting down and dirty. How did this campaign craziness get started? Believe it or not, they have actually gotten more civil over the years. Don't believe it? In this program, hear the stories of the mudslinging and muckraking of the Jefferson v. Adams campaign of 1800, the Jackson v. Adams of 1828, the Lincoln v. Douglas of 1860, and Grant v. ANYONE! Also covered in this program is the 1912 campaign when Teddy Roosevelt decided to start his OWN political party.