10 random tweets from dead U.S. presidents

Unwind this election season with some humor—and inspiration—from ex-presidents on Twitter. Who Martin Van Buren was so clever?

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Try me. I’ll show you what a switch of Old Hickory is for, you empty suit @the7thprez Watch it, little man.

— Martin Van Buren (@MartyVanBuren) October 18, 2012

Meanwhile, Millard Fillmore, the 13th president of the United States who in his Twitter handle claims he resembles Alec Baldwin, likes to weigh in on current events.

Do the Yankees need a third baseman? I’m asking for a friend.

— Millard Fillmore (@fillmoremillard) October 18, 2012

The Twitter accounts of Fllmore, Van Buren, and others offer an amusing and sometimes inspiring respite from the acrimony surrounding the 2012 election.

Here are 10 tweets from dead presidents, some of which are humorous, others inspiring, and a few that are just plain weird:

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