Quotation by William Howard Taft

If I am defeated for the next nomination, I think it will be by [Charles Evans] Hughes. And I don't think he will allow his name to be used unless he really feels that I have no chance to win. I do not think Theodore Roosevelt will allow his name to come before the convention.
William Howard Taft (1857–1930), U.S. president. Butt, letter to his sister-in-law, Clara F. Butt, November 15, 1909. Archie Butt, Taft and Roosevelt: The Intimate Letters of Archie Butt, Military Aide, 1: 203, Doubleday, Doran & Company (1930).

Hughes was a jurist, statesman, and governor of New York.
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