Quotation by William Howard Taft

I believe that Harmon would be the easiest to defeat, though he might gain much strength from the Republicans. Clark would surely lose New York. I am beginning to feel that by some stroke of genius they may name Woodrow Wilson, and that seems a pretty hard tussle.
William Howard Taft (1857–1930), U.S. president. Letter, Butt to his sister-in-law, Clara F. Butt, September 14, 1911. Archie Butt, Taft and Roosevelt: The Intimate Letters of Archie Butt, Military Aide, 2: 744, Doubleday, Doran & Company (1930).

Judson Harmon was the Democratic governor of Ohio, Champ Clark the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Woodrow Wilson the reform governor of New Jersey. Taft hoped that either Clark or Harman would be named. With Bryan as his Warwick, however, the honor fell to Wilson.
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