“A chicken in every pot” was a familiar expression by the time the election of 1928 came around, but it was with Herbert Hoover that the phrase was most associated, with the added phrase “and a car in every backyard, to boot!”

He never personally said it, but it was one of the many rallying cries for a man who, even before the campaign for president, was one of the most famous men in America for his savviness in post-war and disaster relief efforts and power over the financial policy of the 1920s across two administrations.

Much in line with my little Willy Wonka tribute, there seemed to be no limit to his magic and everything he was in charge of resulted in success and the envy of those on the other side.

It would, of course, go on to be another regrettable slogan for his opposition.