National Affairs: Prophet

There was a great deluge in 1920. It drowned the Democratic ticket by seven million. But, if the prophet is not false, 1924 will see a freshet that will outdrown the deluge of 1920.

Clarence W. Barren, purveyor of financial information, head of The Wall Street Journal and other financial papers, published an article in The Boston Herald predicting that Coolidge would sweep the country by ten million votes. His reasons were twain:

1) The radicals would consider Davis and forget Bryan as they made their little crosses for LaFollette.

2) The conservatives would consider Bryan and forget Davis as they marked their ballots...

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