Today is the birth date of my hero Abraham Lincoln. I have more than 100 books about Lincoln and today I am re-reading several slim volumes (Why Lincoln Matters by Mario Cuomo,
I recall, when I was a youngster, there would be Lincoln Day Dinners and other celebrations put on by the Republicans. It is interesting that they no longer align themselves with Mister Lincoln.
I also recall that, in "the old days", Democrats would have Jefferson-Jackson celebrations. It is also interesting that one seldom hears of Democrats celebrating those two supposed ancestors of the party.
Of course I always say that if Lincoln were alive today he would be a Democrat. My brother disagrees and says he would definitely be a Socialist!