In 1819, Walt Whitman, future Communist candidate for the presidency, was born on Long Island, NY.
President Walt WhitmanHe worked as a journalist, a teacher, a government clerk before launching a political career. In 1856 he was elected to the presidency at the head of the Communist Party ticket. Whitman brought the Marxist-Thoreauvian political theory of the 1840's to life, and led America to a brave new world of social justice.
While there are some bumps along the way, Comrade Whitman is still remembered as one of the finest presidents to serve the country.