Any Republican interested in a proposal by Unity08 for a bipartisan ticket should consider the disaster that befell the country when the GOP did nominate a bipartisan presidential ticket. In 1864, President Lincoln's running mate was a Democrat, Tennessee's Andrew Johnson. Though anti-Confederate, Johnson proved to be a racist buffoon and an alcoholic and a true Democrat. Thanks to John Wilkes Booth, choosing Andrew Johnson was the biggest mistake of Abraham Lincoln's life.
As the Republican Party tries to recover from crushing defeat in the mid-term elections, a little historical perspective is in order.
Forgetting the Grand Old Party’s heritage of civil rights achievement is what costs Republicans the political initiative.
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