Warren Harding gilt als einer der schlechtesten Präsidenten der USA - war aber wohl ein sehr guter Liebhaber. Bislang geheime Liebesbriefe. Harding, der Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten (), hatte eine deftige außereheliche Affäre – und er gab seinem Penis den. /40/A-USA Amerika Als strahlender Held zog Warren G. Harding, hier mit zu einer Runde Poker und reichlich Bourbon zurück (während im Lande noch.
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Harding's conciliatory campaigning style aided him;  one Harding friend deemed the candidate's stump speech during the fall campaign as "a rambling, high-sounding mixture of platitudes, patriotism, and pure nonsense".
When Harding joined the U. Senate, the Democrats controlled both houses of Congress, and were led by President Wilson. As a junior senator in the minority, Harding received unimportant committee assignments, but carried out those duties assiduously.
On two issues, women's suffrage, and the prohibition of alcohol, where picking the wrong side would have damaged his presidential prospects in , he prospered by taking nuanced positions.
As senator-elect, he indicated that he could not support votes for women until Ohio did. Increased support for suffrage there and among Senate Republicans meant that by the time Congress voted on the issue, Harding was a firm supporter.
Harding, who drank,  initially voted against banning alcohol. He voted for the Eighteenth Amendment , which imposed Prohibition , after successfully moving to modify it by placing a time limit on ratification, which was expected to kill it.
Once it was ratified anyway, Harding voted to override Wilson's veto of the Volstead Bill , which implemented the amendment, assuring the support of the Anti-Saloon League.
Harding, as a politician respected by both Republicans and Progressives, was asked to be temporary chairman of the Republican National Convention and to deliver the keynote address.
He urged delegates to stand as a united party. The convention nominated Justice Charles Evans Hughes. In the November presidential election , despite increasing Republican unity, Hughes was narrowly defeated by Wilson.
Harding spoke and voted in favor of the resolution of war requested by Wilson in April that plunged the United States into World War I.
In May , Harding, less enthusiastic about Wilson, opposed a bill to expand the president's powers. In the midterm congressional elections, held just before the armistice, Republicans narrowly took control of the Senate.
Many senators disliked Article X of the League Covenant , that committed signatories to the defense of any member nation that was attacked, seeing it as forcing the United States to war without the assent of Congress.
Harding was one of 39 senators who signed a round-robin letter opposing the League. When Wilson invited the Foreign Relations Committee to the White House to informally discuss the treaty, Harding ably questioned Wilson about Article X; the president evaded his inquiries.
The Senate debated Versailles in September , and Harding made a major speech against it. By then, Wilson had suffered a stroke while on a speaking tour.
With an incapacitated president in the White House and less support in the country, the treaty was defeated.
With most Progressives having rejoined the Republican Party, their former leader, Theodore Roosevelt, was deemed likely to make a third run for the White House in , and was the overwhelming favorite for the Republican nomination.
These plans ended when Roosevelt suddenly died on January 6, Harding, while he wanted to be president, was as much motivated in entering the race by his desire to keep control of Ohio Republican politics, enabling his re-election to the Senate in Among those coveting Harding's seat were former governor Willis he had been defeated by James M.
On December 17, , Harding made a low-key announcement of his presidential candidacy. Harding was far more acceptable to the "Old Guard" leaders of the party.
Daugherty, who became Harding's campaign manager, was sure none of the other candidates could garner a majority. His strategy was to make Harding an acceptable choice to delegates once the leaders faltered.
Daugherty established a Harding for president campaign office in Washington run by his confidant, Jess Smith , and worked to manage a network of Harding friends and supporters, including Frank Scobey of Texas clerk of the Ohio State Senate during Harding's years there.
Despite the candidate's work, according to Russell, "without Daugherty's Mephistophelean efforts, Harding would never have stumbled forward to the nomination.
Warren G. There were only 16 presidential primary states in , of which the most crucial to Harding was Ohio. Harding had to have some loyalists at the convention to have any chance of nomination, and the Wood campaign hoped to knock Harding out of the race by taking Ohio.
Wood campaigned in the state, and his supporter, Procter, spent large sums; Harding spoke in the non-confrontational style he had adopted in Harding and Daugherty were so confident of sweeping Ohio's 48 delegates that the candidate went on to the next state, Indiana, before the April 27 Ohio primary.
In Indiana, Harding finished fourth, with less than ten percent of the vote, and failed to win a single delegate. He was willing to give up and have Daugherty file his re-election papers for the Senate, but Florence Harding grabbed the phone from his hand, "Warren Harding, what are you doing?
Give up? Not until the convention is over. Think of your friends in Ohio! After he recovered from the shock of the poor results, Harding traveled to Boston, where he delivered a speech that according to Dean, "would resonate throughout the campaign and history.
The Republican National Convention opened at the Chicago Coliseum on June 8, , assembling delegates who were bitterly divided, most recently over the results of a Senate investigation into campaign spending, which had just been released.
Johnson was deemed to be behind the inquiry, and the rage of the Lowden and Wood factions put an end to any possible compromise among the frontrunners.
Of the almost 1, delegates, 27 were women—the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution , guaranteeing women the vote, was within one state of ratification, and would pass before the end of August.
Reporters deemed Harding unlikely to be nominated due to his poor showing in the primaries, and relegated him to a place among the dark horses.
After the convention dealt with other matters, the nominations for president opened on the morning of Friday, June Harding had asked Willis to place his name in nomination, and the former governor responded with a speech popular among the delegates, both for its folksiness and for its brevity in the intense Chicago heat.
Harry M. Daugherty . Four ballots were taken on the afternoon of June 11, and they revealed a deadlock. The night of June 11—12, , would become famous in political history as the night of the " smoke-filled room.
Daugherty , Harding's political manager was the mastermind. On February 11, , long before the convention, Daugherty predicted:.
Daugherty's prediction described essentially what occurred, but historians argue that Daugherty's prediction has been given too much weight in narratives of the convention.
For six hours the leaders considered numerous alternatives, including Wood, Lowden, and Johnson. However, there were objections to all of them.
Headlines in the next morning newspapers suggested intrigue. Historian Wesley M. Bagby argues, "Various groups actually worked along separate lines to bring about the nomination—without combination and with very little contact.
The reassembled delegates had heard rumors that Harding was the choice of a cabal of senators. Although this was not true, delegates believed it, and sought a way out by voting for Harding.
Lodge then declared a three-hour recess, to the outrage of Daugherty, who raced to the podium, and confronted him, "You cannot defeat this man this way!
The motion was not carried! You cannot defeat this man! The nomination was made unanimous. The delegates, desperate to leave town before they incurred more hotel expenses, then proceeded to the vice presidential nomination.
Harding wanted Senator Irvine Lenroot of Wisconsin, who was unwilling to run, but before Lenroot's name could be withdrawn and another candidate decided on, an Oregon delegate proposed Governor Coolidge, which was met with a roar of approval from the delegates.
Coolidge, popular for his role in breaking the Boston police strike of , was nominated for vice president, receiving two and a fraction votes more than Harding had.
On such things, Rollo, turns the destiny of nations. The New York World found Harding the least-qualified candidate since James Buchanan , deeming the Ohio senator a "weak and mediocre" man who "never had an original idea.
The Democratic National Convention opened in San Francisco on June 28, , under a shadow cast by Woodrow Wilson, who wished to be nominated for a third term.
Delegates were convinced Wilson's health would not permit him to serve, and looked elsewhere for a candidate. Former Treasury Secretary William G.
McAdoo was a major contender, but he was Wilson's son-in-law, and refused to consider a nomination so long as the president wanted it.
Mitchell Palmer. As Cox was, when not in politics, a newspaper owner and editor, this placed two Ohio editors against each other for the presidency, and some complained there was no real political choice.
Both Cox and Harding were economic conservatives, and were reluctant progressives at best. Harding elected to conduct a front porch campaign , like McKinley in In the meantime, Cox and Roosevelt stumped the nation, giving hundreds of speeches.
Coolidge spoke in the Northeast, later on in the South, and was not a significant factor in the election. In Marion, Harding ran his campaign.
As a newspaperman himself, he fell into easy camaraderie with the press covering him, enjoying a relationship few presidents have equaled.
His " return to normalcy " theme was aided by the atmosphere that Marion provided, an orderly place that induced nostalgia in many voters. The front porch campaign allowed Harding to avoid mistakes, and as time dwindled towards the election, his strength grew.
The travels of the Democratic candidates eventually caused Harding to make several short speaking tours, but for the most part, he remained in Marion.
America had no need for another Wilson, Harding argued, appealing for a president "near the normal. Harding's vague oratory irritated some; McAdoo described a typical Harding speech as "an army of pompous phrases moving over the landscape in search of an idea.
Sometimes these meandering words actually capture a straggling thought and bear it triumphantly, a prisoner in their midst, until it died of servitude and over work.
Mencken concurred, "it reminds me of a string of wet sponges, it reminds me of tattered washing on the line; it reminds me of stale bean soup, of college yells, of dogs barking idiotically through endless nights.
It is so bad that a kind of grandeur creeps into it. It drags itself out of the dark abysm It is rumble and bumble.
It is balder and dash. Wilson had stated that the election would be a "great and solemn referendum" on the League of Nations, making it difficult for Cox to maneuver on the issue—although Roosevelt strongly supported the League, Cox was less enthusiastic.
This was general enough to satisfy most Republicans, and only a few bolted the party over this issue. By October, Cox had realized there was widespread public opposition to Article X, and stated that reservations to the treaty might be necessary; this shift allowed Harding to say no more on the subject.
The RNC hired Albert Lasker , an advertising executive from Chicago, to publicize Harding, and Lasker unleashed a broad-based advertising campaign that used many now-standard advertising techniques for the first time in a presidential campaign.
Lasker's approach included newsreels and sound recordings. Visitors to Marion had their photographs taken with Senator and Mrs.
Harding, and copies were sent to their hometown newspapers. Telemarketers were used to make phone calls with scripted dialogues to promote Harding.
During the campaign, opponents spread old rumors that Harding's great-great-grandfather was a West Indian black person and that other blacks might be found in his family tree.
Wooster College professor William Estabrook Chancellor publicized the rumors, based on supposed family research, but perhaps reflecting no more than local gossip.
By Election Day, November 2, , few had any doubts that the Republican ticket would win. The Republicans greatly increased their majority in each house of Congress.
Harding was sworn in March 4, , in the presence of his wife and father. Harding preferred a low-key inauguration, without the customary parade, leaving only the swearing-in ceremony and a brief reception at the White House.
In his inaugural address he declared, "Our most dangerous tendency is to expect too much from the government and at the same time do too little for it.
After the election, Harding had announced he was going on vacation, and that no decisions about appointments would be made until he returned to Marion in December.
He went to Texas, where he fished and played golf with his friend Frank Scobey soon to be Director of the Mint , then took ship for the Panama Canal Zone.
He went to Washington, where he was given a hero's welcome [e] when Congress opened in early December as the first sitting senator to be elected to the White House.
Back in Ohio, he planned to consult the "best minds" of the country on appointments, and they dutifully journeyed to Marion to offer their counsel.
After Charles G. Mellon , one of the richest people in the country; he agreed. The two Harding cabinet appointees who darkened the reputation of his administration for their involvement in scandal were Harding's Senate friend, Albert B.
Fall was a Western rancher and former miner, and was pro-development. Trani and David L. Wilson, in their volume on Harding's presidency, suggest that the appointment made sense then, since Daugherty was "a competent lawyer well-acquainted with the seamy side of politics Harding made it clear when he appointed Hughes as Secretary of State that the former justice would run foreign policy, a change from Wilson's close management of international affairs.
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Last Name. Once he discovered an opponent having to cash his family's war bonds in order to pay Eisenhower what he owed, after which Ike conspired with others to lose purposefully to the soldier in order to help him recoup his losses.
The experience made Eisenhower less enthusiastic about the game. But it had become clear that it was no game to play in the Army.
While Eisenhower's successor John F. Kennedy preferred bridge, Lyndon B. Johnson played poker and, according to one highly dubious tale, won a sports car from Ronald Reagan in a high-stakes game.
A professor of Nixon's once remarked that a man who couldn't hold a hand in a first-class poker game isn't fit to be president.
So taken with poker, Nixon even turned down dinner with famous flyer Charles Lindbergh as he was hosting a game that night.
Nixon often told of once making a royal flush in five-card stud. He'd continue to play as a politician, although according to House member Tip O'Neill, Nixon wasn't as great as some claim.
One of Nixon's greatest political triumphs came early in his career when calling the bluff of suspected spy Alger Hiss.
But later "Tricky Dick" failed to bluff his way out of Watergate, eventually "folding" as the only president to resign from office.
Current White House resident and 44th president Barack Obama likewise lists poker among his hobbies, although more was made of his playing prior to being first elected in than has been the case since.
Harding war ein einflussreicher Zeitungsverleger mit einer Begabung für öffentliche Auftritte. Seine politische Laufbahn begann im Senat von Ohio.
Infolge zahlreicher Skandale, in die Mitglieder seiner Regierung verwickelt waren, wurde ihm der Ruf zuteil, einer der am wenigsten erfolgreichen Präsidenten der Vereinigten Staaten gewesen zu sein.
Warren G. Harding wurde in Corsica heute Blooming Grove , Ohio, geboren. Er war das älteste von acht Kindern von Dr.
Sein Vater unterrichtete eine Zeit lang an einer ländlichen Schule nördlich von Mount Gilead ; seine Mutter war Hebamme, die später eine Zulassung als Medizinerin erhielt.
In der Redaktion lernte Harding die Grundlagen des Zeitungsgeschäfts kennen. Es handelte sich dabei um die auflagenschwächste Zeitung der Stadt.
Seine politischen Ansichten unterschieden sich stark von denen der Lokalpolitik in Marion. Als Harding sich daran machte, das Konkurrenzblatt Marion Independent zu überrunden, zog er sich den Zorn von Amos Kling, einem der reichsten örtlichen Immobilienspekulanten, zu.
Harding gewann die folgenden Auseinandersetzungen, und der Marion Daily Star wurde zur auflagenstärksten Zeitung im Bezirk. Der Kampf um den Zeitungsmarkt hatte Hardings Gesundheit angegriffen.
Kling sprach in den nächsten acht Jahren kein Wort mit seiner Tochter oder seinem Schwiegersohn. Es wird vermutet, dass ihr Antrieb Harding dazu veranlasste, in die Politik zu gehen.
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