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Senator Copeland Sees Ford As Powerful Presidental Candidate

May 31, 1923
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Henry Ford would have great strength as a Presidential nominee no matter which ticket he was named on, in the opinion of Senator Copeland of New York, in a statement made here today.

“The people have confidence in Henry Ford”, said the Senator representing the world’s largest constituency. “They believe he would give them a business administration of the Government. He would be particularly strong in the agricultural districts. He has given the farmer, as well as other people, a car within their reach and he has also given the farmer a tractor.

“Agriculture is the great basic industry of the country. The farmers, however, were given no consideration by the Republicans. There is something wrong when the farmer can get for twenty-three chickens only what a carpenter or plumber is paid for a day’s work.”

Senator Copeland lived in Michigan before he came to New York. He is familiar with conditions in that state. He said he had been informed that Henry Ford will be nominated in the primaries of that state by both parties.

“I dont thik that Mr. Ford has ever declared his party affiliations” said the Senator. “He is much in the same position that Secretary Hoover was some time before the National Convention in 1920.

In New York and Ohio, Senator Copeland said, Ford is very popular.

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