National Affairs: The New Front Porch

In the nine weeks of his vacation, President Coolidge has not made a single public utterance. It was once thought that to carry on a successful "front porch" campaign, it was necessary to have Rotary Clubs, Elks, Boy Scouts, Better Voters' Leagues, come and sit on the lawn. Then the officeholder or office-seeker would make a speech to them which would be broadcast through the land. But this summer, Mr. Coolidge has hit upon a new method of influencing the public—and a clever one too. His scheme has two essentials:

1) Once or twice...

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