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04-24-2018, 06:34 AM
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In November 1861,
"During the last two decades the singular practice developed in the United States of not electing to the presidency any man who occupied an authoritative position in his own party. The names of such men, it is true, were utilised for election demonstrations, but as soon as it came to actual business, they were dropped and replaced by unknown mediocrities of merely local influence. In this manner Polk, Pierce, Buchanan, etc., became Presidents. Likewise Abraham Lincoln. General Andrew Jackson was in fact the last President of the United States who owed his office to his personal importance, whilst all his successors owed it, on the contrary, to their personal unimportance."
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Who wrote this? - AussieMick - 04-24-2018 06:34 AM
RE: Who wrote this? - RJNorton - 04-24-2018, 06:46 AM
RE: Who wrote this? - AussieMick - 04-24-2018, 06:58 AM
RE: Who wrote this? - RJNorton - 04-24-2018, 08:22 AM
RE: Who wrote this? - Wild Bill - 04-24-2018, 09:36 AM
RE: Who wrote this? - AussieMick - 04-24-2018, 05:12 PM

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