The Republican Alternative

Hiram W. Johnson, Senator from California, officially opened his campaign for the Republican Presidential nomination in 1924, by a speech in Cleveland. A month earlier President Coolidge had delivered his message to Congress (TIME, Dec. 17). It was regarded as "the Republican platform for 1924." But Senator Johnson is his chief opponent for that candidacy. His speech is the alternative platform for his Party next Fall. One platform or the other—in its main points—it is almost certain to be.

The Senator's speech was approximately the same length...