Could Abraham Lincoln win today's Republican 2012 Presidential Nomination?
I will ask this question with a past famous President or personage. I thought it might be interesting to see who knows their history or just their myth.
no, he can not. Only tea party and their lobbies and financiers can win
The answer is "No". Abraham Lincoln was a raging liberal by middle 19th Century standards. He wanted to end the conservative establishment of slavery and even took the nation to war to do so. The conservative establishment today (which is represented mainly by Republicans) would be in favor of continuing slavery, just as the conservative establishment represented mainly by Democrats in the 1860s wanted to continue the institution of slavery.
The Republican Party of the 1860s and in the decade afterward was undoubtably a "liberal" political party by modern political definitiions. They believed in using the power of the federal government to bring about dramatic change to end slavery and then to impose the will of the federal government on the Southern states during reconstruction. Much has changed in the Republican and Democratic parties since then.
A lawyer for the railroad industry with no formal education, who cracks jokes, is politcally savvy, yet has almost no politcal experience in DC or anywhere else?--Absolutely! (He even served briefly in the national guard, if the rest didn't convince you)
I sure as hell hope not! His is a biography and legacy I truly respect, even if terminology (minus "whigs", "confederacy" and so forth) have come to mean a politics, ideology, governmental function and culture that assigns the political parties names that are 180 degrees away from what they meant some 7 score and odd some years ago!
No. He isn't attractive enough and his wife's physic readings and stuff would never fly with today's public. They'd think she was too looney. Funny how that has all changed from then to now. We are far more judgmental these days.
Not a chance, none of what Abaraham Lincoln believed in fits in with the Tea Party/Conservative ideology.
by My Esoteric 7 years ago
Could Thomas Jefferson win today's Republican 2012 Presidential Nomination?I will ask this question with a past famous President or personage. I thought it might be interesting to see who knows their history or just their myth.
by My Esoteric 7 years ago
Could George Mason win today's Republican 2012 Presidential Nomination?I will ask this question with a past famous President or personage. I thought it might be interesting to see who knows their history or just their myth.
by Hillwry'swhirl 8 years ago
Good morning US, I'm requesting the entire country to come and vote for Mrs. Hillary Rodham Clinton for the presidential nomination campaign draws near, she's been there failed but well prepared for a new and fresh beginning, Hillary's whirl is sweeping across US, do not remain behind.
by Jack Lee 2 years ago
Why are Clinton and Trump the front runners this election year?I'm baffled. According to polls, 70% of Americans say we are headed in the wrong direction. Yet, we have Clinton ahead in the Democratic primary. More over, on the GOP side, this was supposed to be the year of the people against the...
by H P Roychoudhury 9 years ago
Was Hillary Clinton unsuccessful to win the Presidential nomination as she is a woman?
by Don Bobbitt 2 years ago
This is a historic moment in our country's two party political system.When the unpopular (see the polls!) ESTABLISHMENT members of a party are so scared that they feel the need to band together and start a last-ditch effort to block a extremely popular outsider, isn't this, in itself, a sign they...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|