UPDATE!: I have also included a dramatic reading of the premature New York Times obituary of John Breckinridge, given while he was thought killed as a Confederate General in the Civil War… but actually still alive. Oops. But it’s awesome. Listen here.
FINALLY, we wrap up the divisive election of 1860. With perhaps the most interesting man of the three, John Cabell Breckinridge. He was the youngest Vice President, a scion of a powerful political family, and later a Confederate general and perhaps the most-hated man in the United States. In other circumstances, he could have been one of the greats. Oh well. That’s history for you.
And then take a gander at Breckinridge, who might possibly be our dreamiest Loser.