THE PRESIDENCY: Mr. Harding's Hat

Shortly after conferring with the President at Miami, Attorney General Daugherty announced to reporters that Mr. Harding would be a candidate for renomination in 1924. Others had made the statement before, but this declaration, coming from the man who managed Mr. Harding's pre-convention campaign in 1920, carries weight.

Though it came as a surprise to politicians that President Harding's hat should be thrown into the ring so soon, there were several reasons why the announcement should have been made at this time. In the first place there have been rumors steadily gathering force and...

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