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"Wise But Vain Advice"

Topic:
Blair Criticized
Source:
Harper's Weekly
Cartoonist:
Unknown
Date:
August 29, 1868, p. 560
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This cartoon reflects Democratic vice-presidential nominee Frank Blair's habit of making impetuous, impolitic utterances in his speeches and other public statements. His words attracted negative attention and provided the Republicans with plenty of ammunition for counterattacks. Here, the tight-lipped Democratic presidential nominee, Horatio Seymour, attempts futilely to lead by example.
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