Yetta Bronstein For President

By Linda Speckhals
Source: (Pinterest).

There are things people may not know about the 1964 presidential election. Yes, it’s true that the two main candidates in the election were Lyndon Johnson and the Arizona Republican Senator Barry Goldwater. There was, however, another candidate most people have never heard of: Mrs. Yetta Bronstein.

Mrs. Bronstein was a Jewish housewife from the Bronx. Although she lost in 1964, she ran a second time and in 1968, and also ran for a seat in Britain’s Parliament and for mayor of New York. She also wrote a book called The President I Almost Was by Yetta Bronstein while preparing for her second run for President. One other thing to know about Mrs. Bronstein: she was completely fictional.