By Bruce Chadwick
The untold tale of the drama, controversy, and great political genius of Lincoln's first presidential crusade In may possibly of 1860, Republican delegates accrued in Chicago for his or her second-ever conference, with the whole expectation of electing William Seward their subsequent presidential candidate. yet ready within the wings used to be a dismal horse nobody suspected, placing the ultimate touches on a plan that will not just bring about a such a lot unforeseen candidacy, however the such a lot fabulous, cutting edge, and bold presidential crusade in American heritage. He glided by the identify of Lincoln. Lincoln for President is the great tale of the way Lincoln overcame overwhelming odds not to purely trap his party's nomination yet win the presidency. His amazingly glossy technique incorporated the 1st media crusade blitz, conference strategies that originated the idea that of "Chicago politics," and a deft manipulation of the electoral collage. His daring strategies replaced ceaselessly the way in which presidential campaigns are won…not to say the process American background. compliment FOR BRUCE CHADWICK Triumvirate: "Dr. Chadwick tells an exhilarating tale… His research will impress extra debate approximately this momentous interval in American history." Dr. Paul Clemens, Chairman of the Rutgers college division of background "In this extraordinary new booklet, Bruce Chadwick reminds us of the 3 impressive males who labored kingdom via nation, person by means of person, to make sure passage of the structure. it is a attention-grabbing story, good told." Terry Golway, writer of Washington's basic and Ronald Reagan's the USA 1858: "This publication is a gem." Curled Up With a superb publication "A gripping narrative." Kurt Piehler, writer of Remembering warfare the yankee approach the 1st American military: "To comprehend the progressive struggle, quite realize it, learn this book." Dave R. Palmer, Lieutenant common, U.S. military (Ret); writer of ways of the Fox George Washington's battle: "Chadwick pierces the fog of fable that has continually surrounded our nation's father." Michael Aaron Rockland, professor, Rutgers college (20091029)
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The two-thirds requirement slipped the rope around the neck of Douglas, who was being hanged by both the Southerners and Northerners. Douglas was finished. He received 145½ votes on the first ballot, as he expected, well ahead of Virginia’s Hunter (41) and Kentucky’s Guthrie (35½). Douglas moved to 147 on the second ballot and to 150 on the ninth. Then he stalled. Neither the Southerners supporting Hunter or Guthrie would budge to give Douglas the nomination. The highest Douglas moved was to 152½ on the twenty-third ballot.
He wrote party organizer Leonard Swett, “I see no objection to the letter you have written to (John) Shaffer. ”32 A Politician of Unwavering Ambition â•‡â•‡ 15 In another delicate move, he had to head off a feud that threatened to turn into a legal nightmare between his own trusted political aide, Norman Judd, and John Wentworth, the mayor of Chicago, both of whom wanted to run for governor of Illinois. Their relationship rapidly deteriorated into libel threats. Lincoln, who needed Judd as campaign worker and Wentworth as his man in Chicago and Cook County, both keys to victory in Illinois, managed to talk both men out of the legal suit and convinced each to back a third man for governor.
Arguments between Northern and Southern delegates on the trains were heated. 50 a day during the Republican convention there 65). 66 On the Friday before the The Relentless Little Giant â•‡â•‡ 29 convention opened, ominous broadsides invited all to join the Southern Rights Caucus. 67 The convention was held in the two-story South Carolina Institute, an old building in the heart of the Charleston business district. The hall seated 3,000 people on wooden chairs that were screwed together for the gathering.