The Washington Post
Election Special – Commemorative Edition
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
“OBAMA MAKES HISTORY” announces the headline. “U.S. DECISIVELY ELECTS FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT. DEMOCRATS EXPAND CONTROL OF CONGRESS.” Barack Hussein Obama handily defeats Arizona Senator John McCain who was unable to overcome his Republican ties (real or imagined) to the Bush Administration. Senator Obama addressed a crowd of 125,000 in Chicago’s Grant Park saying, “If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.”
This special same-day Commemorative issue of the Post was printed when all regular editions had been swept off the newsstands everywhere. And, then this special edition was sold out in very short order as well as people were lined up waiting for the delivery trucks!!
You get the complete 26-page newspaper in mint, unread condition. We have less than a handful to sell so please call or email your order!
The Washington Times
November 8, 2000
Here is a simply great headline announcing the election of George W. Bush after the race in Florida was finally called….only to be disputed and fought-over for the next month both in recounts and in the courts. The paper announces: “PRESIDENT BUSH” and shows a front page color photograph of Gov. Bush and Laura Bush. The lead story begins, “George W. Bush, the son of the president who was vanquished by the Clinton-Gore team eight years ago, avenged his father early this morning by defeating Al Gore, creating only the second father-son presidential dynasty in history.” This historic issue also contains numerous headlines, photos, stories and maps detailing the entire 2000 election and return of a Republican to the Oval Office.
In addition, the front page carries the report that Hillary Clinton has been elected to the U.S. Senate from New York (“I’ve always been a Yankees fan.”).
This virtually mint condition issue contains the first two sections, lacking only advertisements and local news–it’s the way I received it. A must for a serious Presidential collection.