In Mr. Lincoln
speech, he declared that majorities ought to rule, and if his policy was not liked as President
, the majority ought to turn him out. According to his own rule, he ought not to be President
at all, for there was a large majority of the people's vote against him. He is a minority President
, a fact which ought to give him a faint conception of the idea that minorities in a constitutional republic sometimes have rights.
By the way, it is fair to infer from this Pittsburg
speech, that the Illinois
patriarch contemplates the possibility of his re-election.--What do Seward
& Co. say to that?