In the months leading up to the 1976 presidential election, incumbent Gerald Ford made a culinary faux pas in San Antonio. At a reception hosted by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, the Michigander was handed a plate of tamales and bit into one without first removing its corn husk wrapper. “It was obvious he didn’t get a briefing on the eating of tamales," then-mayor Lila Cockrell later said.
Betty Ford made several speaking tours during her husband’s 1976 Presidential election campaign. She was so popular that members of the audience wore lapel buttons that read “Betty’s Husband for President!”
Gerald R. Ford (1913-2006) 38th President who served from 1974 to 1977. He was the President that pardoned Nixon from prosecution connected with the Watergate Scandal which some people felt cost him the 1976 Presidential Election.
Gerald Ford and family participate in a photo opportunity for the 1976 presidential election campaign. September 6, 1976.
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