Dressed in his signature long black dress coat and instantly recognizable with his jet black hair and beard, President Abraham Lincoln and his lesser-known, albeit dapper, presidential challenger and former New Jersey governor, Gen. George McClellan, stood before a crowd of lunching history buffs as they verbally sparred over issues of national importance circa 1864
The Coalition of the Northwest Bergen Historical Organizations hosted the Oct. 18 event at the Brick House, offering a look back at history as they pondered, "What if Lincoln and McClellan had debated?".
In the wake of election-time debates, this sounds like it was a fun event. I would love to have seen Lincoln mop the floor with McClellan in debate. One imagines he’d be Nixonian in his levels of flop-sweat.