Well, since he was a Democrat, I would say no. The income tax did not exist in those days, so that was not an issue. He was for limiting the sales tax on imports and imposing a 2% income tax on the top 10% richest Americans; neither of which endeared him to American industrialists. Not only would he have been against an inflationary currency with no backing, but he was against a silver-backed currency. He was a gold-standard man. That made the old conservatives happy. He was against American expansion, perpetual warfare, and imperialism because it was financially wasteful and immoral. He wanted limited government and was against most forms of welfare. He was also not an "office-seeker". He was an honest lawyer and people sought him out for public office. In the 21st-Century, Cleveland would be considered a "fringe" libertarian, similar to Ron Paul. He would not be nominated by either of the two major parties.