National Affairs: The Coolidge Why

Calvin Coolidge retired from the Presidency because he felt that no man could, in that office, give the people the best service for longer than eight years. He had been told that the Kansas City nomination was his for the taking. He felt that his re-election was "assured." Yet, obedient to a desire to get back to the people, he said, "I-do-not-choose-to-run" in South Dakota and followed that up by despatching his secretary to the Republican National Convention to tell the leaders of unpledged State delegations not to vote for him.

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