@ Patrick: you're new to this blog, so here's a heads-up: if I say the answer is going to be given on a certain day...chances are I'm lying to you. Ask anyone else here, they'll all tell you the same thing. :)
Anyways, congrats to Patrick!
Answer: I immediately noticed that the commercial takes place during the Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858. Yet Lincoln did not grow his beard until after his election in November of 1860.
As to whether or not he pile-drove Stephen A. Douglas...history is silent.
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