From The Grave, Rutherford B. Hayes Reacts To Obama Snub

He had no problem with the telephone.

President Obama misquoted the 19th President this morning:

One of my predecessors, Rutherford B. Hayes, reportedly said about the telephone, “It’s a great invention, but who would ever want to use one?” That’s why he’s not on Mt. Rushmore — because he’s looking backwards. He’s not looking forwards. He’s explaining why we can’t do something, instead of why we can do something.

In fact, Hayes called the early telephone “wonderful.”

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