That's about right! Indeed, at 1928, the American social and economic orders did not seem to be stopping. The economic prosperity of the decade was present and there was little belief that the engine could stop or would come to a screeching halt. Usually, during periods of economic prosperity and social optimism, a change in party leadership is not readily visible. Certainly, the Democrats of the time period probably felt this. It was difficult to see the need for change present from the voting public. Democrats felt that the Republicans and, in particular, Hoover would continue to ride the economic prosperity train. While this was true, it was also short sighted, myopic in its understanding that in only a year from this point, the economic boom would come to a crashing halt.