National Affairs: Maine Quake

Throughout his 1928 campaign Herbert Hoover deliberately and pointedly ignored Alfred Emanuel Smith. Not once was the Democratic nominee mentioned in a Hoover speech. Election returns that year amply proved this good Republican strategy and up to last week President Hoover had cast his 1932 campaign in practically the same mold. He refused to appear conscious that he had a man named Franklin Delano Roosevelt running against him. Declining to take the stump, he appeared to set the Presidency above partisanship. Instead of advertising his adversary by hand-to-hand combat, he advertised his relief...

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