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Thread #104395   Message #2139809
Posted By: Little Hawk
03-Sep-07 - 01:53 PM
Thread Name: BS: history of USA Presidential elections...
Subject: RE: BS: history of USA Presidential elections...
I've heard that highly emotional and reactive response on the slavery issue before, Ron, if anyone dares state that it was on the way out, but I'm not going to fight with you about it, because I was implying absolutely no endorsement of slavery in what I said, I was just making a neutral observation about what I feel was the probability of its survival for much longer as a viable institution in that era... As such, I'm merely speculating. I am not threatening the health and happiness of any Black people, then or now, in so doing. What's done is done. You had your Civil War and killed your 500,000 (or thereabouts). What I say now won't change it.

I think Lincoln was quite a good war leader, but a poor president in a more general political sense. He had the resolve and practicality to lead effectively as a war leader. He also had a political attitude which I think made that war inevitable.

Of course, you could argue that it was inevitable regardless...and you might be right.