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With or without reason, Mr. Blaine was regarded generally as unfriendly to the
cult advocated by Mr. Curtis, Mr. Andrew D. White and Mr. Roosevelt. But Mr.
Blaine was a candidate for the nomination to the presidency, and there was no
sort of ...
of politicians of most remarkable enthusiasm and energy. Because it was not
believed there was much hope for the merit system in the event of Mr. Blaine's
election—possibly for other reasons—his aspirations were frowned upon by Mr.
Having decided that the best interests of his party and the nation demanded the
defeat of Mr. Blaine in the convention, Mr. Roosevelt and his friends made a
coalition with the Edmunds forces, and labored through the days preceding the ...
Clamor and excitement were the weapons of the Blaine following, and streets
and hotels and places of public gathering were loud with hurrahs for “the man
from Maine,” and good-humored challenges to his enemies. The opponents of Mr
The result was that the latter went into the convention second in strength to “the
plumed knight,” a title that Mr. Blaine had worn since his nomination at Cincinnati
by Colonel Ingersoll in 1876. The student of practical politics will be interested to
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I did not finish this book, and the first sentence from the first chapter may give you an idea why. "Restless as the sea his forefathers sailed to reach the new world; active as the soil that answered ... Read full review