That's The Ticket:
A Parade of Presidential Elections
|Presidential candidate:||WILLIAM H. TAFT, Secretary of War|
|VP candidate:||JAMES S. SHERMAN, New York Congressman|
|Popular votes:||7,676,598 (51.6%)|
|Presidential candidate:||William Jennings Bryan, former Nebraska Congressman|
|VP candidate:||John W. Kern, Indianan|
|Popular votes:||6,406,874 (43.0%)|
- Theodore Roosevelt tapped Taft as his successor and promoted his nomination.
- Taft positioned his campaign on Roosevelt's progressive policies and record of success.
- Having failed with a conservative candidate four years earlier, Democrats called the liberal Bryan back, but the progressive Republican platform diluted Bryan's message.