Will Rogers Today

Weekly Comments Will Rogers Quotations Articles About Randall Reeder
Photo Gallery Meeting Planner Clients-Testimonials Videos
Return to Home Page Tell a Friend about Will Rogers Today Subscribe to Weekly Comments Contact Randall Reeder



Weekly Comments Archive
Return to the Weekly Comments Archive


Archived Issues

Sorted by Date of Publication
Click on a Publication Date to view Comments


Sunday, April 17, 2016 ISSUE #865
 

 Will Rogers offers himself for Vice-President 

During Day 3 at the 1924 Democratic Convention, there was nothing but boring, repetitive speeches. Will Rogers decided to provide his own content for his daily newspaper article by offering himself for Vice President. Kinda like today, no one wanted to be V-P. Three potential ones listed by Trump immediately refused the offer. I doubt if Sanders would accept a similar offer from Hillary Clinton either. In 1924, three Republicans turned down the “opportunity” to be V-P before Charles Dawes accepted. And for the Democrats, Charles Bryan became the V-P candidate only after one had refused the nomination.

Here are excerpts from Will’s article, June 26, 1924:

“Every man that wants to run at all wants to be President… So I just held a caucus with myself and said somebody has got to be sacrificed for the sake of party harmony. I hereby put myself in nomination, and to save some other man being humiliated by having to put me in nomination, why, I will just nominate myself… I think any fair-minded man will give me serious consideration. But the trouble is there are not any fair-minded men in politics.

They have got to nominate a farmer who understands the farmers’ condition. Well, I got two farms in Oklahoma, both mortgaged, so no man knows their condition better than I do. He has to be a man from the West. Well, if a man came from any further West than I lived last year, he would have to be a fish in the Pacific Ocean.

Another big reason why I should be nominated is I am not a Democrat. Another still bigger reason why I should be nominated is I am not a Republican.

I am just progressive enough to suit the dissatisfied. And lazy enough to be a Stand Patter.

When the President can’t go anywhere, why, the Vice President has to go and speak or eat for him. Now, I could take in all the dinners, for I am a fair eater. I could say, ‘I am sorry the President can’t come, but he had pressing business.’ Of course, I wouldn’t tell the reason why he didn’t come, so I am just good enough liar to be a good Vice President.

Of course, I have no dress suit [tuxedo]. The Government would have to furnish me a dress suit. If I went to a dinner in a rented one, they would mistake me for a Congressman.

I know I can hear a lot of you all say, ‘Yes, Will, you would make a good Vice President, but suppose something happened to the President?’ Well, I would do just like Mr. Coolidge; I would go in there and keep still and say nothing. He is the first President to discover that what the American people want is to be left alone.

P.S. I was born in a Log Cabin.


Return to the Weekly Comments Current Issue

 

For details on how you can ‘rope’ Will Rogers for your next meeting or convention,
contact Randall Reeder at:

4779 Baldwin Road
Hilliard, Ohio 43026
(Columbus Area)
-or- Send e-Mail at:
willrogers@aol.com




Visit the Will Rogers Museum Web Site at www.willrogers.com

Home - Weekly Comments - Quotes - Articles About Randall -
Photo Gallery - Meeting Planner - Clients-Testimonials - Subscribe - Contact

Copyright © 1999-2017, Randall Reeder. All Rights Reserved.
Created by Marc Flinn. Site Maintenance by MarkLeder.com