There are only two pronounced candidates, but it does not necessarily follow that one of them must be successful. The two active competitors for the Presidency on the Democratic side are Chief Justice Alton B. Parker, of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, and Mr. W. R. Hearst , a member of Congress from one of the districts of the city of New York, and the proprietor of the New York Journal and other newspapers. Justice Parker is highly regarded by members of the bar, but he is unknown to the general public, who are consequently indifferent about his nomination. He has been brought forward as a candidate by the Conservatives — the men who detest Mr. Roosevelt as bitterly as they detest Mr. Bryan. Both Roosevelt and Bryan are Radicals, although they reach their Radicalism by different routes and do not meet at a common centre; and both are the terror of certain men of property, who profess to fear that Mr. Roosevelt will plunge the country into war, and that Mr. Bryan will plunge it into anarchy. Mr. Bryan is out of the running, but his mantle has fallen on Mr. Hearst, who is the son of a multi-millionaire and owes his present prominence solely to his father's millions. He has spent an enormous sum in buying up delegates and creating sentiment in his favour. In all things, he is as extreme and fanatical as Mr. Bryan, and as Mr. Bryan realises that his nomination is impossible, he is giving Mr. Hearst his ardent support.Bryan threw his ardent support to Hearst, the ultimate NYC plutocrat neocon warmonger. NOW I SEE. Bryan and Trump were Pied Pipers who picked up dissidents, took them on an enjoyable ride, then tossed them out and drove away, leaving the dissidents in a state of stunned confusion. What did Bryan get for his trickery? He ended up as Sec of State for Madman Wilson, and helped to set up Versailles and the League of Nations. Neocon imperialism at its worst, the perfect absolute diametric opposite of populism. The Dems nominated Alton Parker after all, because they knew TR was scheduled to "win". Parties don't waste useful candidates like Hearst in guaranteed-loss "elections".
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