I tell you what — he thinks about Lincoln and the tough times that he had during the Civil War. 600,000 dead. The country essentially hated him when he was leaving office.Uh, moron? There was never a time when Lincoln was "leaving office". There was the time a Confederate traitor shot Lincoln in the head, and he died, but there was never a time when Lincoln was preparing to leave, or when the nation was anticipating his departure. What a tool.
And, by the way: Lincoln's re-election share of the popular vote, 55%
Bush's re-election: 50.7%
Bush's current popularity: 30%.
And Lincoln had already issued the emancipation proclamation, and begun the enrollment of black troops in the Union Army -- actions that were profoundly unpopular even in the North. Oh, and the Union government had, until relatively late, been doing a crappy job of winning the war. And Lincoln still won the election handily.
And I'm Canadian, and was never taught this stuff. I promise, Rupert, I'll work for half of whatever these morons are bilking you for.