Talk:Benjamin Harrison/Archive 2

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Reelection Campaign in 1892

The sentence "Neither Harrison nor Cleveland actively campaigned during the election—the first time no candidate campaigned in a presidential election," is incorrect. It was the last time, not the first, that no major candidate campaigned. In every Presidential election from 1788 through 1892, no major candidate campaigned, except for Stephen A. Douglas in 1860. William Jennings Bryan started the modern trend of frenetic campaigning in 1896. In 1892, Populist candidate James Weaver campaigned. --Paul F. Boller, Jr. "Presidential Campaigns." (NY: Oxford U. Press, 1984), 101-2, 162-3, 169. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jakob3 (talkcontribs) 02:13, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

I removed the sentence -- it was confusing and repetitive. --Coemgenus 10:50, 16 July 2010 (UTC)
Technically, Harrison gave campaign speeches to traveling delegations in his front yard in his run for the White House the first time around, but did not go on any sort of national tour to promote himself. Can you explain what your understanding of campaigning is in the historical sense? Ebduval (talk) 20:36, 2 November 2010 (UTC)

I agree with you, Ebduval. Harrison DID campaign. Aruda556 (talk) 03:31, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

A Short Biography of Benjamin Harrison by Aruda556

Benjamin Harrison was a Rebublican born in the state of Onio. In 1888, Harrison, then a lawyer, was picked by the Rebublican party funded by big business. When he was inaugarated in 1889, Harrison was America's centennial president. The nation celebrated by having Harrison re-enact Washington's inauguration at Federal Hall, New York City. Harrison soon immediately lost the support of those around him because of his indifferent demeanors. But Harrison did do right by his fellow veterans though he nearly bankrupted the nation in the process. Unfortunetly, at the urging of party leaders, Harrison passed the most protective tariff in American history, the McKinely Tariff. It was named after congressmen and future president William McKinely. This made Harrison's popularity with the common man from lukeworm to bad. When he stood for re-election in 1892, he lost to former president Grover Cleveland. He retired a lawyer until his death in 1901.

Please edit or add information. Aruda556 (talk) 03:47, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

What's the point of this? Coemgenus 13:46, 9 December 2010 (UTC)