The Democratic Nomination


 “An American Sham-Rock”
  Cartoonist:  Emil Flohri
  Source:  Judge
  Date:  March 14, 1908

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Complete HarpWeek Explanation:
For its St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) issue, the Republican humor magazine Judge portrays William Jennings Bryan as a shamrock. Irish-Catholics were a major voting bloc for the Democratic Party. The emphasis in this cartoon on the Irish emblem’s first syllable—“sham”—conveys the message that the Democratic presidential candidate is a fraud. The caption and image joke that he has enough “cheek” to seek a third nomination.













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