National Affairs: Smith Week

For a few days last week Republican managers thought that they had a Burchardism in Alfred Emanuel Smith's campaign speech at Newark.* There the 1928 Democratic nominee had bitterly attacked the G. O. P. as a party of "double-dealing hypocrites" who four years ago effected his defeat by masking religious bigotry under Dry fanaticism. The Smith speech reverberated through the nation. Republican scouts gleefully reported that it had helped their party in the Midwest. The Republican Press, usually friendly to the Brown Derby, loudly lamented the resurrection of 1928 ghosts. Socialist Norman Thomas...

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