Pinback button promoting James Cox for president, 1920. Litho. J.L. Lynch, Chicago.
As Woodrow Wilson's annointed successor, Gov. James M. Cox of Ohio had reason to be sure of himself upon entering the 1920 presidential race. It was Cox's close ties with the administration, however, that proved his greatest liability, and he lost to fellow Ohioan and newspaperman, Senator Warren G. Harding.
Cox's campaign may have been less sure of success if the number of buttons produced is any indication. All are relatively scarce today. This is one of the few Cox slogan buttons circulated for the 1920 election.