Quotation by William Howard Taft

The personal touch between the people and the man to whom they temporarily delegated power of course conduces to a better understanding between them. Moreover, I ought not to omit to mention as a useful result of my journeying that I am to visit a great many expositions and fairs, and that the curiosity to see the President will certainly increase the box receipts and tend to rescue many commendable enterprises from financial disaster.
William Howard Taft (1857–1930), U.S. president. Speech at the banquet, Boston Chamber of Commerce, Boston, Massachusetts, September 14, 1909. Presidential Addresses and State Papers of William Howard Taft, March 4, 1909, to March 4, 1910, 1: 184, Doubleday, Page & Company (1910).
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