Club of 16: If You Thought Getting Elected the First Time Was Hard...
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Ulysses S. Grant
"Notwithstanding this, throughout the war, and from my candidacy for my present office in 1868 to the close of the last Presidential campaign, I have been the subject of abuse and slander scarcely ever equaled in political history, which to-day I feel that I can afford to disregard in view of your verdict, which I gratefully accept as my vindication."
-From his second inaugural address, Ulysses S. Grant (1869-1877)