The Candidate

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The election was going to be exceedingly close and the candidates were looking everywhere for a few more votes. At the end of a long day, one contender was making just one more speech before calling it a day. When he concluded, a well-known temperance advocate rose to ask a question:

"Now, Sir," said he, "I want to ask whether you ever take alcoholic drinks?"

"Before I answer the question," responded the weary candidate, "I want to know whether it is put as an inquiry or as an invitation ..."

----------------A Final Thought ...

"The ballot is stronger than the bullet."

- Abraham Lincoln (180965), U.S. president