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Subject: Lincoln Comparison

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They are both tall.

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Neither attended church regularly. Fred has gotten some grief for this. So did Abe at the time.

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Neither is likely to be elected President next year.

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Perhaps–getting nominated at a brokered convention.

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Wives encouraged their political careers; Good sense of humor; More common sense in their little pinky than most of their rivals; Politics wasn’t their first career.

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To paraphrase Cliff Klaven, “Who are two people who have never been in my kitchen.”

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Both cite in speeches the importance of the Declaration of Independence in shaping the American character.

Rich Lowry — Rich Lowry is the editor of National Review. He can be reached via email: comments.lowry@nationalreview.com. 

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