Posted by Bruce Kahl on May 10, 2003

In Reply to: Bandwagon posted by Lotg on May 10, 2003

: Does anyone know how 'jump on the bandwagon' originated?

Old time political campaigns would attempt to gain supporters with what amounted to a small parade including a band for a candidate with sufficient support. Jumping on the bandwagon was akin to providing your support for this popular candidate.