Tuesday, August 16, 2011

“A Mere Gathering Of The Unsuccessful”

“When will we get done with the fool idea that the way to make a party grow is to scare away everybody who has an extra dollar in his pocket? God forbid that the Democratic Party should become a mere gathering of the unsuccessful!”

John W. Davis, Democratic Party Presidential Nominee, describing how “demagogic populism” from his own party cost him the 1924 U.S. Presidential Election.

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