The Prohibitionists flirt with greatness, part 3

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July 11, 2011
Battleground Blog
by Darcy G. Richardson  
Posted in Commentary

"In [Gifford] Pinchot, the Prohibitionists not only would have had a tried-and-true defender of the eighteenth amendment, but also a standard-bearer prepared to deal with the most profound economic crisis in the nation’s history. Despite the late hour, the 66-year-old Pinchot — having brushed aside several minor-party nominations for the presidency in the 1920s — told party leaders that he would accept the Prohibition Party’s nomination if two of the nation’s largest temperance organizations were willing to support his candidacy." (07/11/11)

 

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