David C. King et al., United States History: Presidential Edition (Menlo Park, California: Addison – Wesley Publishing Company, 1986), 271.
The opponents seemed a study in contrasts. Lincoln, who had been born in a log cabin in Kentucky, retained a folksy manner. He slept in a homemade flannel undershirt, and he often told jokes to make a point. Beneath the folksy manner, however, there was a shrewd politician.