The first and last Republican president we've had that was worth a shit!
I won't waste a lot of time speaking of "The Great Emancipator's" accomplishments, you should know them already and be able to admire the man.
But I will say to all those historical revisionists who want to cast a shadow over the man in the interest of selling their cute little books...
I know it's difficult for you to believe that a man could be this insightful and well-spoken.
I know it's difficult for you to believe that a person really can be true to his moral core.
I know it's difficult for you to believe that an intelligent person should want to serve his fellow man.
Especially when the best you have to compare him to is George W., his Daddy George the First or his Daddy's ex-boss Little Ronnie Ray-gun (Alzheimer's couldn't have happened to a nicer guy...guess he shouldn't have put the kibosh on stem-cell research...might have saved his feeble mind).
But you can believe it. Some people really ARE better than everyone else. Lincoln lived in a time before scoreless soccer games where everyone receives a participation ribbon. Grown-ups used to be smart and reliable.