I don’t have much of an opinion on George McClellan as a politician, he sure was a lousy general.
That was messed up how the 1864 rat platform was for making peace and McClellan was allegedly for winning. Talk about schizophrenic.
Almost like the GOP being against Osamacare and yet nominating....oops never mind. ;d
I agree on McClellan’s military prowess. He screwed up the Seven Days’ Battles, at one point when Stonewall Jackson sat rather than reinforce advanced Confederate units that easily could have been surrounded and wiped out, swinging the whole battle. Then, again, at Antietam, he first ignored Lee’s exposed right flank until it was way too late, then insisted on charging across bridges when the creek itself was fordable. And, of course, he failed to follow up, ending the war in 1862.
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
The 1864 RAT nominee reminds me a lot of their 2004 nominee. In both cases, they tried to run on an anti-war platform and blast the Republican president as a warmonger who is destroying civil liberties, then they nominated a "war hero" who promised he'd do a better job fighting that war. So did they want a truce or did they want to double down our the U.S. effort? Who knows.