Election day is upon us! Many people have been campaigning for months, hoping that they will garner the most votes! Back in the day, James Whitcomb Riley helped to campaign for President Benjamin Harrison. Can you believe it?
When President Harrison was running for office, James Whitcomb Riley was more well known that the President! So, Riley created the Harrison Marching Society with some other friends, and it is now known as the Columbia Club! (Those from Indianapolis have no doubt heard of this group!)
Riley spoke about his friend, President Harrison, being a different politician than the others. Everyone trusted what Riley had to say. Riley's popularity and endorsement of President Harrison was a HUGE help to get votes for our beloved Hoosier President!