Quote about president makes for interesting reading
March 18, 2008
To the Editor:
Here is an interesting quotation worth noting:
“The most striking thing is the absence of personal loyalty to the President. It does not exist. He has no admirers, no enthusiastic supporters, none to bet on his head. If a Republican convention were to be held tomorrow, he would not get the vote of a (single) State.”
This was in a letter written by Richard Henry Dana (lawyer, author, Two Years Before the Mast) to Charles Francis Adams (lawyer, politician, grandson of John Adams); written in 1862 referring to President Abraham Lincoln.