Theodore Roosevelt's nomination at the Republican convention, in June of 1904, was without opposition. At their convention, Democrats nominated Alton Parker, of New York, on the first ballot. Parker was unknown outside of New York. For the Vice Presidential slot, Democrats nominated Henry Davis, an 82 year old businessman.
The two candidates differed very little on the issues. As such, the 1904 election centered on the personalities of the two candidates. Teddy Roosevelt, however, was the most popular President in a generation. His “square deal” was immensely popular with voters. Neither candidate bothered to campaign, since the election results were a foregone conclusion. Theodore Roosevelt won the election easily.
Participation by Eligible Voters: 65.2%