During the Jacksonian Era, politicians frequently framed election contests as choices between "men and measures." On one side, the argument ran, were politicians who cared only for the spoils of office. On the other, one found those who cared about "real" issues that mattered to voters. Voters, in this context, had a simple choice to make. [excerpt]
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Birkner, Michael J. and Herbert Ershkowitz. "Men and Measures": The Creation of the Second Party System in New Jersey. New Jersey History. 1989. 107: 41-60.