In 1884 Grover Cleveland was running against James G. Blaine for the presidency of the United States.
Blaine supporters discovered that Cleveland, who was a bachelor at the time, had fathered a son by Mrs. Maria Crofts Halpin, an attractive widow who had been on friendly terms with several politicians.
Subsequently, Republicans tried to pin an immorality tag on Democrat Cleveland by distributing handbills showing an infant labeled “One more vote for Cleveland.”
Protestors chanted, “Ma, Ma, where’s my pa? Gone to the White House, Ha, Ha, Ha!”
The move, however, backfired badly. Rather than deny the story, Cleveland decided to tell the truth and admit that he fathered the child. This candor helped defuse the issue, and Cleveland was elected president.
Thanks to Tabrez Syed for the photo.
What are YOUR thoughts about this story in light of what is going on today in our country?
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