For those of you who haven’t been following, earlier this week, Keith Olbermann mocked Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle for saying of Abraham Lincoln, “He lost quite a few. But he won the big one.”
For this, Olbermann called her “obtuse” and insisted Lincoln only lost one election. Yesterday on this blog, Jeffrey Lord patiently explained why Olbermann was wrong, and his post was picked up by National Review‘s Daniel Foster. At this point, it caught Olbermann’s eye, and the MSNBC host named Foster the “Worst Person in The World.” Rather than acknowledge his error, Olbermann took the weasel’s way out with a semantic loophole, embarrassingly insisting that he really meant that Lincoln only lost one popular election. As you know, at the time, there wasn’t direct election of U.S. Senators.
But while Olbermann would like to discount several of Lincoln’s losing political campaigns to bolster his case against Angle (including the 1858 Senate campaign), that’s clearly not how Lincoln himself viewed those defeats at the time.
Read the Rest at The American Spectator : AmSpecBlog : Lincoln vs. Olbermann on Lincoln.