National Affairs: Campaigners

The Brown Derby's outriders, invigorated by fresh campaign developments, were ubiquitously active.

Nominee Robinson, stumping in the restless Northwest, made full use of the Hoover cry of "Socialism!" and of Senator Norris' consequent declaration for Smith. He translated "Socialism" into what most of the Northwest's successful politicians call "Progressiveness." A typical Robinson excerpt: "His [Nominee Hoover's] denunciation of the proposal to make the tariff effective for agriculture as 'State Socialism' not only proves his utter lack of sympathy for the desire of farmers to enjoy prosperity, but also his very prejudiced viewpoint. ....

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