The Prohibitionists flirt with greatness, part 2

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July 7, 2011
Battleground Blog
by Darcy G. Richardson  
Posted in Commentary

"'The hour has struck for a new political party by a realignment of the patriotic voters of the country, uniting Democratic and Republican 'drys' in a common cause,' asserted Howard. With the 'wets' divided into two hostile camps, he told the cheering the delegates that there was a distinct possibility that the Prohibition Party could elect the thirty-second president of the United States. Howard‘s speech wasn’t just empty hyperbole intended to excite the party faithful. At the height of the Great Depression — with one out of every four Americans out of work and rampant homelessness and hunger sweeping the country — anything was possible." (07/07/11)

 

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