Essay: Sweet and Sour Grapes

I AM reminded of the drunk who, when he had been thrown down the stairs of a club for the third time, gathered himself up, and said, 'I am on to those people. They don't want me in there.' " —William Jennings Bryan, after losing his third try for the presidency.

"I certainly did my damnedest to remove the Administration from power, but the majority of the people wished otherwise."—Wendell Willkie, 1940.

"I felt like a little boy who had stubbed his toe in the dark. He was too old to cry, but it hurt...

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