National Affairs: McAdoo

Ever since the hour of Alfred E. Smith's nomination, many a dry-rural-Democrat had waited for a McAdoodle. Finally, last week, 72 hours before the election, it came: "I am absolutely opposed to Governor Smith's position on Prohibition and the 18th Amendment, but I shall preserve my party allegiance." That was the telegram which Democrat William Gibbs McAdoo sent to two Georgia newspaper editors who had queried him. Was it too late, or didn't it matter?


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