-wouldn’t that be a nice change-

by the most tremendous majority
ever known in the country
the voters of the united states
went to the polls
and elected a vermonter.

never before has a presidential candidate
conducted himself during the campaign as did mr. coolidge
he remained in washington
and did the day’s work.
he did not make what can be termed
campaign addresses.
he totally disregarded all attacks made upon him
by his political opponents.
he did not even defend himself against
a personal attack on his record.
he ignored all criticism directed either at him
or at his party.
he was the most silent candidate the country has ever seen.
and he won by a landslide.

let the future take note.

– from Witness by Karen Hesse


About ruthie.voth

Wife of one, mother of four, friend of many. Lover of details, color, good conversations, finding balance, and being honest. Passionate lover of a well-crafted sentence - even more so if it's witty. Weird blend of cynical optimist. I'm the worst kind of woman. I'm high maintenance, but I think I'm low maintenance. Somehow, people still love me. Must be grace.
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One Response to -wouldn’t that be a nice change-

  1. joycemoyerhostetter says:

    So apropos!


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