The Republican Presidential Field


 “Served Hot!”
  Cartoonist:  Eugene Zimmerman
  Source:  Judge
  Date:  February 29, 1908

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Complete HarpWeek Explanation:
In this cartoon, President Theodore Roosevelt serves his handpicked successor, Secretary of War William Howard Taft, in the guise of a sausage, to other Republican presidential candidates (clockwise from the left): Senator Joseph Foraker of Ohio; Speaker of the House Joseph Cannon of Illinois; Vice President Charles Fairbanks; Frank S. Black, former governor of New York; Charles Evans Hughes, the current governor of New York; and Attorney General Philander Knox of Pennsylvania. Roosevelt had announced his preference for Taft in early 1907, and thereafter used his considerable influence to secure his war secretary’s nomination. Judge had endorsed Hughes for the nomination, but supported Taft in the general election.













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