The Edsel in Politics

In honor of the upcoming Presidential election,
we offer this special report on the influence of the Edsel in American politics.

The Edsel was born during the "Eisenhower" recession, which was a major reason that sales were slow.

And, of course, Eisenhower's vice-president was Richard Nixon...

Who rode in an Edsel convertible in South America in 1958. But he was pelted with eggs and
tomatoes and later blamed it on the Edsel saying "They were throwing eggs at the car, not me."

Then there was poor Gerald Ford, who was compared to the Edsel because of his last name...

They even made his head an Edsel hood ornament!