Originally Posted by gigantes
Would have been tough for him to seek reelection considering that his health was ruined by the end of his first term and he was dead three months later.
They Might be Giants did a nice song about him. That kind of thing doesn't happen too often...
I believe Polk would have honored his promise to not seek reelection regardless of health. He was one of the few Presidents that was not an egomaniac
If you were born out west or in the American southwest (as I was) you have Polk to thank for you citizenship.