Nominated in cincinnati liberal republican convention to be president. Erratic but brilliant editor of NY Tribune. Dogmatic, emotional, petulant, and notoriously unsound in political judgements. Also accepted by Democrats though he called them traitors and thieves. Wanted end to corruption but is still unqualified and temperamental. Denounced as atheist, communist, etc and some say he cosigned davis' bail bond. Lost election, job, mind, and life in month.