Is There a Third Option?

Thomas Brackett Reed (1839-1902)

Thomas Brackett Reed (1839-1902)

Illinois Representative William McKendree Springer quoted Henry Clay during a debate in the US House of Representatives, saying, “As for me, I would rather be right than be president.”
Speaker Thomas Reed immediately responded, “The gentleman need not trouble himself. He’ll never be either.”

The Life of Thomas Brackett Reed, chapter 21, page 246 (1914)

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