"Gentlemen, I may not know as much as you about economics and theology, but I do know politics and what is the essential quality that we demand in our candidate. It is simply this: that he be able to get himself elected." - Mr. Crimmin
Abe Lincoln in Illinois: Directed by John Cromwell. With Raymond Massey, Gene Lockhart, Ruth Gordon, Mary Howard. Humble Abraham Lincoln gains the respect of his Illinois neighbors, growing in stature and respect until he is elected President in 1860 and departs for Washington.