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Complete Explanation:
In a ring a large bull, wearing a ribbon marked "The Rough & Ready" between its horns, faces five matadors. The bull represents Zachary Taylor, nicknamed "Old Rough and Ready." The matadors are prominent Whigs, who hold capes expressing their varied expectations of the candidate.

The matadors are (from left to right): Senator John J. Crittenden holding a "Wilmot [Proviso]" cape; New York editor James Watson Webb, who states, "We desire you to have--" [written on cape] "No Veto Power." An unidentified man (possibly Congressman John M. Botts) says, "We will have--" [on cape] "A National Bank." Daniel Webster insists, "We must have--" [on cape] "A High Tariff!" An unidentified man standing behind Webster exclaims, "I hope that we won't be Bulled!"

In the background are stands crowded with spectators, above which flies a flag "U. S."

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