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The War Candidate on a Peace Platform.

Political cartoon shows presidential candidate George McClellan, in a general’s uniform, making the comment, “I am happy to say that—the record of my public life was kept in view.”  (This is a quote from his letter of acceptance of the nomination.)  He is seated on the Democratic donkey, who is reciting from the Democratic Party platform, “An immediate cessation of hostilities.”

 

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Title: The War Candidate on a Peace Platform.

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" I am happy to say that -- the record of my public life was kept in view". Letter of Acceptance.

"An immediate cessation of hostilities". Chicago Platform.

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