ANTIQUE POSTCARDS ~ Taft for President!


 How much has the political landscape changed in 100 years? Just some, that’s all. In fact, Taft represented the elite (1%), while his opponent claimed the common folks (the 99%). Taft was a Unitarian who never believed that Christ was divine, but apparently then politics was all money without religious pandering. The fact that Taft represented BIG MONEY would today almost assure his election, since NOW CORPORATIONS ARE PEOPLE TOO.

This is just one of the hundreds of postcards I have. Many are older than this 1908 card. ~ sekanblogger

From Wikipedia: The United States presidential election of 1908 was held on November 3, 1908. Popular incumbent PresidentTheodore Roosevelt, honoring a promise not to seek a third term, persuaded the Republican Party to nominate William Howard Taft, his close friend and Secretary of War, to become his successor. Having badly lost the 1904 election with aconservative candidate, the Democratic Party turned to two-time nominee William Jennings Bryan, who had been defeated in 1896 and 1900 by Republican William McKinley. Despite his two previous defeats, Bryan remained extremely popular among the more liberal and populist elements of the Democratic Party. Despite running a vigorous campaign against the nation’s business elite, Bryan suffered the worst loss in his three presidential campaigns, and Taft won by a comfortable margin.

taft sherman

William H. Taft (15-Sep-1857 to 8-Mar-1930) 27th US President, 1909-13

Birthplace: Cincinnati, OH Location of death: Washington, DC
Remains: Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA Religion: Unitarian

James S. Sherman (James Schoolcraft Sherman: 24-Oct-1855 to 30-Oct-1912) US Vice President 1909-1912.

Birthplace: Utica, NY Location of death: Utica, NY
Remains: Buried, Forest Hill Cemetery, Utica, NY  Religion: Protestant

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5 responses to “ANTIQUE POSTCARDS ~ Taft for President!

  1. I love some of this old stuff. It’s so bizarre. I frequently play video games that rely on it. There’s one coming out soon you might like called “Bioshock Infinite” that’s based in the civil war era. Lot’s of weird neo-retro stuff in there.

  2. ninjanurse

    For shame that a Unitarian forgot social justice, I would snub him at the coffee hour.

  3. Excellent postcard to have! Politics has always been nasty, but with today’s information world, we know a lot more about it. Interestingly, WJ Bryant is a religious conservative … maybe even fundamentalist … yet a popular Democrat. Oh my how things have changed.

  4. I admire your postcard hobby, Tracy. The hook into history is key. Like your soldier story too.

    Jim

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