"很難說他是自由黨人還是保守黨人。或許他作為進步黨( 別名 Bull
胡適在1960年11月8日與胡頌平說，" 報章對 他的 "美國總統大選見聞"的記錄， 錯誤之多， 無從改起....." (晚年談話錄 頁82)
的確 ，美國史相當複雜 這可能要等到40年之後的網路時代，才可能幫助認真的新聞從業人員.....
"要在他面上 smile--就是要在他的臉上塗上泥巴。" (1960 前)
這種俚俗用 smile 一字， 現在字典也不容易查得到...
The United States presidential election of 1912 was a four-way contest. Incumbent President William Howard Taft was renominated by the Republican Party with the support of the conservative wing of the party. After former President Theodore Roosevelt failed to receive the Republican nomination, he called his own convention and created the Progressive Party (nicknamed the "Bull Moose Party"). It nominated Roosevelt and ran candidates for other offices in major states. Democrat Woodrow Wilson was nominated on the 46th ballot of a contentious convention, thanks to the support of William Jennings Bryan, the three-time Democratic presidential candidate who still had a large and loyal following in 1912.
Wilson defeated both Taft and Roosevelt in the general election, winning a huge majority in the Electoral College, and won 42% of the popular vote while his nearest rival won 27%. Wilson became the only elected President of the Democratic Party between 1892 and 1932. Wilson was the second of only two Democrats to be elected President between 1860 and 1932. This was also the last election in which a candidate who was not a Republican or Democrat came second in either the popular vote or the Electoral College and the first election where the 48 states of the continental United States participated.