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02/20/2008 12:04 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

How The Inspirational Candidate Of Change From Illinois Beats The Republican War Hero

Alumnus of the Harvard Law School...
Respected politician from Illinois...
Inspirational speaker
Running against a decorated Republican war hero...
The Democratic Candidate For President:

"There is a new America every morning when we wake up. It is upon us whether we will it or not. The new America is the sum of many small changes -- a new subdivision here, a new school there, a new industry where there had been swampland -- changes that add up to a broad transformation of our lives. Our task is to guide these changes. For, though change is inevitable, change for the better is a full-time job."

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- Adlai Stevenson - September 1956

Adlai Stevenson
• Harvard Law School (1923)
• Governor Of Illinois (1949-1953)
• Democratic Candidate For President (1952 & 1956)

1952
Eisenhower vs Stevenson
Electoral vote: 442--89
States carried: 39--9
Popular vote: 34,075,529--27,375,090
Percentage: 55.2%--44.3%

1956
Eisenhower vs Stevenson
Electoral vote: 457--73
States carried: 41--7
Popular vote: 35,579,180--26,028,028
Percentage: 57.4% --42.0%

THIS BLOG ORIGINALLY APPEARED ON THE HUFFINGTON POST ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 7th 1956 - THE DAY AFTER THE SECOND SUCCESSIVE LANDSLIDE ROUT OF THE "INSPIRATIONAL CANDIDATE OF CHANGE" FROM ILLINOIS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT AGAINST THE REPUBLICAN WAR HERO...