The following preliminary survey of the positions taken by leading candidates on issues likely to come before the voters in the next campaign, undertaken at the request of several clients, is based upon speeches, statements, platforms and the records of the candidates in official positions, so far as they throw light on the subjects considered. The next campaign seems destined to be fought out on issues rather than personalities. All of the candidates have given a clear definition of their position on a few issues, but there has been a general avoidance of flat statements on the whole range of issues at the present stage of the contest.
The candidates considered are Coolidge and Johnson, avowed aspirants for the Republican presidential nomination; LaFollette, the probable leader of any third party movement: McAdoo, Underwood and Cox, avowed candidates for the Democratic nomination, and Ralston, Davis and Smith, Democratic “dark horses.”
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