CAMPAIGN: Roosevelt v. Ritchie

You can't beat somebody with nobody.

—Old Political Maxim.

Last week Albert Cabell ("Bert") Ritchie, the handsome, smiling, divorced Governor of Maryland, went to New York City. An elevator shot him up to the 32nd floor of the Empire State Building. There Alfred Emanuel Smith and John Jacob Raskob wrung his hand in warm welcome. For more than an hour these three potent Democrats talked campaign politics. Later Governor Ritchie addressed the Academy of Political Science, said nothing important well. Cordial to all newshawks, he gave frequent interviews depicting the certainty of Democratic...

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