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So Near and Yet So Far!

This cartoon depicts William Jennings Bryan attending a state dinner at the White House hosted by departing President Theodore Roosevelt. Bryan is shown looking longingly at the Presidential chair. Roosevelt tries to guide him back to the dining area, while the teddy bear comments on his Presidential dreams. Bryan won the Democratic Presidential nomination but lost to Roosevelt's hand-chosen successor, William Howard Taft, in the general election.
National Archives and Records Administration
Part of:
Berryman Political Cartoon Collection, Records of the U.S. Senate
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