Who Said It?
“I am here by the blunders of the Democrats. If instead of resolving that the war was a failure, they had resolved that I was a failure and denounced me for not more vigorously prosecuting it, I should not have been reelected, and I reckon you would not have been Secretary of the Treasury.”
Answer below the fold. No googling!
Abraham Lincoln, speaking to Hugh McCulloch, in March of 1865.
I saw it just now in Abraham Lincoln, The War Years, Volume IV, by Carl Sandburg.
Apparently, some lessons are harder to learn than others.