Today in History: February 7

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In 1839,

Historical words to weigh:

"I had rather be right than president"

Were spoken by Henry Clay.*

  • Clay thrice ran unsuccessfully for the highest office: in 1824, 1832, and 1844.  So we can assume he was right at least three times in his life.

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  • Oh, those are lovely words. Thank you.

  • Excellent words, indeed!

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