“Yes, We Have No Ambitions Today!”


This cartoon plays off a line from a popular 1923 song, “Yes, We Have No Bananas!” to characterize car maker Henry Ford’s Presidential ambitions––or lack thereof. Ford blames his busy schedule for his hesitation to jump into the “Presidential contest pool,” while eager supporters encourage him to “come on in!” Cartoonist Clifford Berryman was correct in his prediction: Ford chose not to pursue the Presidency.

National Archives, Records of the U.S. Senate Used with the permission of the U.S. Senate