Comment on Hooverism by outstanding figures included the following:
Frank Orren Lowden of Illinois, farmers' friend, recessed Republican, said he was "much impressed" by the Hoover acceptance speech, called the farm relief passages "very heartening," but issued no endorsement of Hooverism.
Senator George William Norris of Nebraska, refractory Republican, said the Hoover acceptance speech "abounds in glittering generalities. . . . To me it is disappointing and unsatisfactory. . . ."
Senator Thomas David Schall of Minnesota, repining Republican, said: "I cannot bring myself to support actively Secretary Hoover or his policies with regard to agriculture. On the other hand I cannot support Smith....