The Corner

Subject: Lincoln Comparison


They are both tall.

Another e-mail:

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


Neither is likely to be elected President next year.


Perhaps–getting nominated at a brokered convention.


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.


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


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: 

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