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"A Giant Straddle"

Topic:
Frontrunner McKinley: A Defeated Napoleon
Source:
Harper's Weekly
Cartoonist:
William Allen Rogers
Date:
March 28, 1896, p. 312
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Governor William McKinley of Ohio, the leading candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, is depicted as Napoleon awkwardly straddling the money question. Like most Republicans, McKinley backed the gold standard, but the tariff was his main issue. He skillfully avoided discussing currency topics, referring reporters to his congressional record. However, the candidate blurred his stance somewhat by stating that he would support bimetallism (silver and gold coinage) if an international agreement could be reached. Political observers realized that Britainís opposition to bimetallism made such a scenario virtually impossible, but Harper's Weekly cartoonist William Allen Rogers and editor Carl Schurz still worried that Republicans would abandon their gold standard position.

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