National Affairs: Oltio's Davey

"I am a candidate," announced a certain politician last week, "for Governor of Ohio, and the Democratic Ticket. . . . I am conscious of the fact that my personal political success is of no consequence to the public. Whether I win or lose makes no difference in the forward march of Ohio, unless I can make a definite and substantial contribution to her progress. . . .

The singular negative twist of this statement made people read it again. What upright-downright politician was this, so lacking in illusions, so intellectually honest, that he would publicly admit that the voters might conceivably...

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