National Affairs: Campaign Captains

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The late, goodnatured James William ("Jim") Good, winner of the West for Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover (who rewarded him with the portfolio of War), used to talk about votes in terms of bullfrogs. On the eve of the 1928 election he said he felt like the man who loaded his wagon with live bullfrogs and drove off to stock up his pond. From the noise in the wagon, the man was sure all the bullfrogs were still there all the way. But when he got...

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