National Affairs: Garfield vs. Hancock

President Coolidge has a New-English way of telling a story for all his taciturnity. Speaking to the Ohio Society, he told a story of the Garfield-Hancock campaign of 1880 :

"It was during that campaign that I, as a small boy, approached my father, a very good business man, with the proposition that he should furnish me with a penny to buy some candy. He told me that we were in a political campaign and there was a probability, a possibility at least, that we were going to elect a Democrat for President. Such an...

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