posted by William J. Reynolds
As the country waits to see who the GOP Vice-Presidential nominee will be this year, I thought it might be enlightening to take a glimpse into the lives of the men who have served as Vice-Presidents. The late comedian Rodney Dangerfield’s famous tag line was ‘I get no respect.’ The same may be said of the occupants of the office of our nation’s Second-in-Command. Over the last 220 years, 47 men have held the office. John Adams, our nation’s first ‘Second-in-Command,’ was quoted as saying: “I am Vice President and in this I am nothing.”
John Nance Garner, who occupied the office...