Some of His Political Views
HE IS A MODERATE PROTECTIONIST—A VERY moderate one.
He is, of course, firmly attached
to the gold standard. But he has not troubled himself much with
He is one of the veterans of the civil
service reform movement.
He believes in a large standing army,
but especially in a great navy. He has made a close study of naval
affairs and the public may expect him to be the leader of a movement
for the unprecedented increase of our sea forces.
He thinks the Nicaraguan canal should
be built, and that it should be fortified by this government. To
this end, he will support the senatorial party under the leadership
of his friend, Senator Lodge.
He is an expansionist. The German
paper that said he dreamed of making the United States not merely
a world-power, but the world-power was not far from the truth.
He believes this country should take
a more active part in foreign affairs. In international politics
his sentimental bias is toward England, although he was frank to
express his detestation of the Boer war. He agrees with his friends
of the navy in regarding Germany as most likely to trouble us in