Grover Cleveland Presidential campaign, 1888 and Komiks Presents: Dragonna

President of the United States Grover Cleveland's first term (1885-1889) was most notable for "for its record number of vetoes (414), more than double the number issued by all his predecessors combined." During Cleveland's first term, controlling Congressional and wasteful spending was an important priority for him and his administration. Cleveland's vetoes (and other moves, such as issuing "an executive order directing the return of captured Confederate battle standards to their home states") angered the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), an powerful organization advocating for Union veterans. In his State of the Union Address in December 1887, President Cleveland called for lower tariffs and tariff reform, making it a major issue in the upcoming 1888 U.S. Presidential election.

Contents 1 Democratic nomination 2 General election 3 See also 4 References

Democratic nomination Cleveland/Thurman campaign poster. Samuel Randall, an opponent of Cleveland's.

In order to ensure his renomination in 1888, Cleveland made sure to weaken the power and influence of his opponents and political enemies within the Democratic Party, especially protectionist Pennsylvania United States Congressman Samuel J. Randall and New York Governor David B. Hill. Cleveland was easily renominated at the 1888 Democratic National Convention, and in addition, he was able to get the Democratic party platform in 1888 to endorse his goal of lower tariffs and tariff reform. Cleveland went into the 1888 U.S. Presidential election as the first Democratic Presidential nominee to be re-nominated since Martin Van Buren in 1840, almost half a century earlier. The respected former U.S. Senator Allen G. Thurman (from the electoral vote-rich state of Ohio) was picked as Grover Cleveland's Vice Presidential running mate, since Cleveland's previous Vice President (Thomas A. Hendricks) died three years earlier, in November 1885. General election Political "Boss" Richard Croker. Allen Thurman, Cleveland's VP pick in 1888.

The Republican Party nominated former U.S. Senator Benjamin Harrison (from the swing state of Indiana) to run against Cleveland in 1888 after 1884 Republican Presidential nominee James G. Blaine (who lost to Cleveland by a razor-thin margin) refused to run again and after several other candidates failed to win enough support. President Cleveland's campaign managers in 1888 were "William Barnum, the Democratic national chairman, and Calvin Brice, a railroad promoter." The Democratic campaign was greatly hurt by its lack of funds (by September 1888) and by Cleveland's "lethargy" and his unwillingness to help his re-election campaign much (even behind the scenes). The only major things that President Cleveland did for his campaign are writing a " letter of acceptance (in September) and a few publicized letters on policy." The 74-year-old Allen G. Thurman (Cleveland's Vice Presidential pick) did heavily campaign in favor of the Democratic ticket, mostly in the Midwest and Northeast. Thurman's brief speeches explained "why high tariffs were bad for workingmen and consumers and" delineated "his physical ailments, such as cholera, head cold, and neuralgia." Possibly (at least in part) because Thurman "collapsed twice on stage" during his speeches, the press concentrated on Thurman's bad health, rather than on the contents of his speeches (which might have brought negative publicity to the Cleveland campaign). In contrast to Cleveland, Harrison ran a relatively active (for the time) campaign, giving almost 100 speeches throughout his front porch campaign in which he defended the Republican platform (especially the call for higher tariffs) while simultaneously criticizing the policies of President Cleveland and his Democratic Party. The Murchison letter was released shortly before the 1888 election in an attempt to reduce Cleveland's support, but this apparently did not work, since Cleveland gained more Irish American votes in 1888 than in 1884. The general election was pretty close--Cleveland ended up winning the popular vote by almost 1%, while Harrison managed to win the electoral vote 233 to 168 (and thus the election) by narrowly winning New York (Cleveland's home state) and Indiana (Harrison's home state) (both of which voted for Cleveland in 1884). Cleveland was hurt in New York (which he lost by 1.09%) by Tammany Hall's (and its "Boss" Richard Croker's) lukewarm support for him. Interestingly enough, Cleveland came very close to losing Connecticut, West Virginia, and the ex-Confederate state of Virginia to Harrison as well. Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Thurman's home state of Ohio also narrowly went for Harrison in 1888. Even though Benjamin Harrison won the 1888 U.S. Presidential election, outgoing U.S. President Grover Cleveland would eventually return to political life in a couple of years and challenge Harrison again for the U.S. Presidency in 1892. See also Grover Cleveland Presidential campaign, 1892

Komiks Presents: Dragonna and Grover Cleveland Presidential campaign, 1888

Dragonna is a Filipino superhero television series broadcast in ABS-CBN based on Mars Ravelo's Pinoy Superheroes. Shaina Magdayao is wearing a sexy dragon costume to become a superheroine called Dragonna. She is paired up with Jake Cuenca. It is a story about a teenage girl who discovers that she has pyrokinetic abilities and decided to use this newly found ability for a greater good. She releases this ability every time she loses her temper.

Two superheroes meet as the hot heroine Dragonna bids goodbye in her last fight and the bombastic Flash Bomba begins his adventure.

Contents 1 Synopsis 2 Cast and characters 2.1 Special participation 3 See also 4 External links 5 References

Synopsis

Tomboyish Olive (Shaina Magdayao) comes from a race of Tagon or Taong Dragon with a blood of a dragon thru her family. Olive will discover that she has the power to create fire. Olive dons her costume: Dragonna. Rona's real name is Olive has acquired her own identity transform into a female taong dragon. Can Edgar is actually carry out his plan without falling in love with the feisty girl but will he fall in love with Rona?

The three firemen namely Narcisso (Bayani Agbayani), Elmo (Long Mejia) and Junior (Arnold Reyes) will discover that water will prevent Rona's "hot" temper because of the argument that Rona and Edgar (Jake Cuenca) got into. Olive/Rona turned into a superheroine called; "Dragonna", to meet up with her brother Rafael. Cast and characters Shaina Magdayao as Dragonna Shaina Magdayao as Rona is a pretty but tomboyish teenager who has the power to create fire. She will become the superheroine known as Dragonna. Alex de Rossi as Alice is Edgar’s mean girlfriend who harbors a deep jealousy over Rona. Jake Cuenca as Edgar is the star basketball player who will capture the heart of Rona. Carlos Agassi as Rafael is a thief whose dark identity holds the key to Rona’s past. Eda Nolan as Ella is Rona’s bubbly and supportive best friend. Bayani Agbayani as Narcisso a.k.a. Tatay Ngit is the strictest among the three firemen foster fathers of Rona. Long Mejia as Elmo a.k.a. Tatay Hiks is a fireman and foster father of Rona who is sick with asthma. Dominic Ochoa as Bugoy his a very hardest new fire have a naval plane for rona,s rival of two. Joross Gamboa as Migo' one rona heard leukemia said to one burn heat for a very died of one our (Decased). Arnold Reyes as Junior a.k.a. Tatay Naks is the most lenient among of Rona’s three foster fathers. Special participation Jodi Sta. Maria as Theresa - Mother of Olive turned into a female dragon Neil Sees as Arthur - Father of Olive Badjie Mortiz Kakai Bautista as Ling Carlo Lacana as Young Rafael - Brother of Olive Aloy Norona Lito Legaspi Dionne Monsanto Patricia Gayod as Young Alice Daniella Amable Nikki Bagaropo as Young Ella Mika dela Cruz as Young Rona Girlie Alcantara Gio Marcelo Toby Alejar (The Sex Offender and Abuser) Lovely Rivero as Ingrid Gail Lardizabal as Young Theresa See also Isang Lakas External links Dragonna International Hero Tiny Tony/Drgonna crossover Saturday Dragonna Shaina Magdayao fires up TV with "Dragonna" pep.ph
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