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 Posted: Tue Nov 13th, 2007 04:54 pm
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That is the obvious pinata for Jeff, but he was inept in other areas as well. ("Inept" is perhaps too strong; how about less than outstanding?)

While Lincoln managed to assemble a semi-efficient cabinet from a group steely-strong, highly individual men; Davis never did. Davis had some good men among his good friends, but not enough. And he was inflexible. And with his inflexibility, he was notoriously intolerant of those who disagreed with him.

But he was in a trying situation during a bad time. I don't know if Lincoln hisself could have presided over the CSA, even without the war interfering.

What do you think, past the failures of the military aspects?


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