Suggests Bernard Baruch As Presidential Candidate
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Suggests Bernard Baruch As Presidential Candidate

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The name of Mr. Bernard M. Baruch as candidate for Presidency of the United State is suggested by a Protestant minister in an editorial in the “News and Courier” of Charleston. S. C.

“Now, while fishing is going on in the West, why not suggest through your columns that some deep set fishing take place and that one who would make a President of our country for all the people is Mr. Baruch. Let’s nominate him for the 1928 convention.

“Mr. Baruch” the editorial states, “is not only a native of South Carolina, but he is proud of the State and devoted to its interests. He spends a large part of his time on his estate within its borders. He is the son of a distinguished Confederate surgeon, of South Carolina and of a South Carolina mother. He is especially interested in agriculture and is recognized as an authority in agricultural economics. His great contributions to the successful carrying on of the American effort in the World War are part of the country’s history.

“Were Mr. Baruch elected President he would be a South Carolinian in the White House, whether he votes in this State or not.”

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