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Monday, February 20, 2012

William Howard Taft: Cartoons Magazine Centennial, February 1912, Part 6

Continuing our coverage of Presidential Campaign 1912 (and Cartoons Magazine‘s Centennial Year), we have above a set of cartoons from the February 1912 issue, devoted to incumbent president Howard Taft (Republican), whose presidency is most remembered for his being so fat, he got stuck in his bath tub! Unfortunately, that event happened on his Inauguration Day in 1909 — if it had been in 1912, I can only imagine the glorious page-after-page of cartoons, that Cartoons Magazine might then have gathered! (This does get me to thinking, though, if I might not have such 1909 cartoons, elsewhere…)

Anyway, the above set of cartoons largely deal with calls the sitting President Taft, to drop out of the race — and his refusal to do so.

Click on the above picture, to view the cartoons in detail, and read their texts.

Doug Wheeler

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