8 days and counting…..
The GOP the party that began with the candidacy of Lincoln and ever since those days the party has tried to live up to the legacy that was Lincoln.
In 2016 the party of Lincoln nominated Donald Trump a candidate that is less like Lincoln than any before him….
Throughout this general election campaign, Americans got to see two very different candidates, both of whom have repeatedly claimed that they wish to follow in the footsteps of Abraham Lincoln.
Unfortunately, Donald Trump has demonstrated an utter ignorance of who Lincoln was as a president, and an incurable misunderstanding of the legacy he left the nation he saved.
One need only look at Trump’s inability to apologize, and his occasional non-apology apologies, to determine that he is not in the mold of Lincoln, who set an extraordinary example as a self-effacing commander in chief. In a letter to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in July 1863 to congratulate him on the capture of Vicksburg, Lincoln wrote: “I now wish to make the personal acknowledgement that you were right and I was wrong.” Compare this to Trump’s assertion, “I know more … than the generals.”
Lincoln was known for his integrity…..I do not see any such characteristic in candidate Trump….the next question should be….how can the GOP support a candidate that has NOTHING in common with the party aims?