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Thread #104395   Message #2139309
Posted By: Riginslinger
02-Sep-07 - 09:38 PM
Thread Name: BS: history of USA Presidential elections...
Subject: RE: BS: history of USA Presidential elections...
"As for slavery, that was an institution that wouldn't have lasted much longer in any case. It was on the way out."

            LH - That's absolutely true. Could you imagine any industry that could use slave labor effectively now? There might be a few--textiles comes to mind--but not very many.

            In any event, I think Bobert's point was that Lincoln was not a great leader. One element that has always bothered me about Lincoln was the maturation of the Republican Party. Since Lincoln we have only had Democrats and Republicans to choose from, in any real sense, and that's bothered me for a very long time.