National Affairs: Johnson on Ford

Three days after Henry Ford declared for President Coolidge, Senator Hiram Johnson in his turn issued a statement on Ford. It contained the chief arguments of those who disliked the Ford announcement.

"American politics presents a most interesting psychological study. Henry Ford has declared for Mr. Coolidge because, as he says, Mr. Coolidge is 'safe.' Immediately the part of the press of the country representing special privileges, which has always denounced and caricatured Mr Ford, gives him a certificate of character and with open arms welcomes him to its ranks. Perhaps the time is...

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