“So Near and Yet So Far!”
May 13, 1908

This cartoon shows William Jennings Bryan attending a State Dinner at the White House hosted by departing President Theodore Roosevelt. Bryan, who would soon secure the Democratic nomination for President, is shown looking longingly at the Presidential chair. Roosevelt tries to guide the fixated Bryan back to the dining area, while the teddy bear comments on Bryan’s Presidential dreams.

U.S. Senate Collection
Center for Legislative Archives