From: Robert Campbell
Here’s the tale of two Republican presidential candidates.
- Republican nominee in 1860.
- Born in a log cabin and self-taught by extensive reading.
- Became a lawyer.
- Served as a state legislator, city representative and congressman.
- Volunteered in state militia.
- Faithfully married once.
- Known as “Honest Abe.”
- Filed personal bankruptcy and paid creditors over 17 years.
- Greatest achievement — preserving the union.
- Stated a house divided against itself cannot stand.
- Leadership principles: honesty and integrity.
- Courage to handle criticism.
- Built allies and close relationships.
- Saved the union and considered one of our best presidents.
- Republican nominee in 2016.
- Sent to private schools.
- Took over his father’s multi-million dollar company.
- No political experience as of age 70.
- Avoided the draft with five deferments.
- Numerous affairs and three marriages.
- Lies and exaggerates.
- Six corporate bankruptcies and creditors often did not get paid.
- Greatest achievement — preserving and enhancing his wealth.
- Apparently enjoys division.
- Leadership principles: deceit and lawsuits.
- Cannot tolerate criticism.
- Divides and conquers.
- The American people have to figure out Trump’s legacy. Perhaps a little history might help.