Yesterday I ran a post containing Abraham Lincoln’s eulogy on Zachary Taylor. Go here to read it. It is an interesting eulogy and deserves some comment. It should be noted that Lincoln was disappointed that the Taylor administration did not offer him a post that he had been seeking. As one of the leaders of the Whig party in Illinois, he felt that this was a slight not only to him but to Illinois Whigs. Outwardly he remained supportive of the Taylor administration, but privately he regarded Taylor as a weak leader and an immense disappointment. Thus his eulogy was delivered more out of duty than out of any fondness for a man who turned out to be the last Whig elected president. On to the eulogy.