Skip to comments.When the Republicans nominated a Democrat for Vice President
Posted on 08/29/2008 11:28:34 AM PDT by bmweezer
Most history books written by Democrat professors downplay the fact that the Worst President Ever was a Democrat. Did the Democrats nominate him? No, he was the 1864 Republican nominee for vice president.
Andrew Johnson Andrew Jackson Johnson, to be precise was the only southern Senator not to go with the Confederacy. For being strong on nation security, this hardline Democrat was nominated to be Abraham Lincoln's 1864 running mate. // continued at http://grandoldpartisan.typepad.com/blog/2008/08/andrew-johnson.html
The election was so close, I don’t know if anyone can say that Johnson helped or hurt Lincoln’s chances. He could have won more votes or lost completely with someone else.
On the other side, Johnson made a lousy President, making a mess of things in the south.
Hmm.. I thought the worst pres was Carter....
So did I.
I would like to nominate the traitor, rapist and impeached POTUS William Jefferson Clinton as the worst President ever. His gift of missile and guidance technology to the Red Chinese in exchange for illegal campaign contributions is a gift that will keep on giving, placing our country in grave danger for many generations to come. This is nothing less than TREASON and he should stand trial for these acts.
Johnson was a terrible president for failing to protect civil rights, but he should not have been impeached for violating an unconstitutional law. Presidents have a right to fire members of the Cabinet.
Nope, Officially the incumbent Lincoln ran as National Union Party nominee and Andrew Johnson for vice president The Anti-Lincoln “Radical” Republicans nominated John C. Frémont as their candidate for president.
Lincoln won of course.