Not too late into the night of November 4, 2008, and shortly after Senator John McCain conceded defeat, President George W Bush called the newly victorious Senator Barack Obama to congratulate him on his amazingly historic win and new status as President-Elect of the United States of America. Note the integral role the White House Oval Office Grandfather Clock is playing!
As can be seen time and time again, whenever truly important things happen in history, grandfather clocks may be nearby. See an actual picture below of President George W Bush calling to congratulate President-Elect Obama on his timely (and called early in the evening) victory.
What do you think are the odds that Bush was telling Obama about this GREAT new grandfather clock timepiece he was about to have in his new Oval Office. Well, one could always dream … or would it be a nightmare?
If that Grandfather Clock could talk, I bet it would have some mighty interesting stories to tell! They’ve had books on many a White House dog, maybe now is the time to consider a book from the perspective of this grandfather clock. Does it have it name? Know the maker? We don’t know, and have never researched the clock. It looks early American to us, and would be a fitting fixture as such in the White House.
If only clocks could talk. This one would have MANY MANY 15 minutes of fame!