Compare the description of the Republican presidential candidate in 1916 to the Republican presidential candidate in 2016:
The campaign as conducted by Hughes himself lacks little in vigorous utterance, biting sarcasm, and systemized attack upon Democratic policies and Democratic leaders.
Those were the days.
Hughes Is Proving an Effective Campaigner: His Vote-Getting Methods Compared With Those of Wilson and Roosevelt by One Who Has Seen All Three In Action
From August 27, 1916