Another Coolidge first

Over at the Peripheralsperspective blog, an interesting item about that familar term “lame duck”, a frequent cliché used to describe a president who is not expected to run for re-election. Apparently, the term was first applied to Calvin Coolidge as early as 1926.  Coolidge was not technically a lame duck, not yet having made his famous “I do not choose…” statement, and the article referred to in the blog states as a question whether Coolidge would turn out to be a lame duck.

The last lame duck president

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