After Abraham Lincoln beat William Seward for the nomination, Seward sent his close political ally of three decades, Thurlow Weed, to Springfield to check him out. Upon returning to New York, Weed looked Seward in the eye and said: "Abraham Lincoln is the best man I ever met."
posted on 09/15/2003 8:12:17 AM PDT
by Grand Old Partisan
(You can read about my history of the GOP at www.republicanbasics.com)
To: Grand Old Partisan
Yes, Thurlow Weed was an incredible political operative and a shrewd analyst of men. He thought he would go tell Lincoln what was what, and he was told what was what.
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