november memories / 05

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)

5th November, 1912 : Woodrow Wilson, Governor of New Jersey, was today elected President of the United States. The first Democrat to be elected since Grover Cleveland in 1892, Mr Wilson won only 42 percent of the vote. Theodore Roosevelt, as the Progressive candidate, won 27 percent and the incumbent, President Taft, won a mere 23 percent of the vote, winning only the two States of Vermont and Utah. There was a surprisingly high vote tally for the socialist candidate, Eugene V Debs. Some three-quarters of the vote went to candidates calling for a change.

[That eternal hope for a change!]

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