|Declared Presidential Candidates|
January 2nd, 1920
The man who was elected President, Warren G. Harding, came out of a contested convention, and emerged only after multiple ballots.
|June 12th, 1920|
|Editorial critical of Harding and Normalcy|
August 25th, 1920
Now the cry is for a return to the "normalcy" of pre-Roosevelt and pre-Wilson days, to the era when Wall street gamblers controlled our national finances and big business our politics; to the days of protective tariff graft, when a full dinner pail, provided he voted right, was all there was in life for the laboring man; to the days when wealth went untaxed and children manned factories and all the similar blessings of that blessed era of "normalcy" Senator Harding represents.Some of our problems, like big business, seem perennial and rhyme, but others like climate change do not.
But as we find ourselves in a crisis moment, it may be that the election of 1920 is more interesting now than had seemed it was likely to be just a few years ago.
It is also interesting for a local angle. There was a great interest here in recruiting Herbert Hoover for the 1920 election. The afternoon paper started running editorials in the Fall of 1919 and kept going into 1920.
|February 28th, 1920|
|Late in life at the old City Hall - via Twitter|
|Marker at the childhood home of Herbert Hoover|