THE PRESIDENCY: The Roosevelt Week: May 14, 1934

No President of the U. S. has ever had greater political power of tongue than Franklin D. Roosevelt. When he has spoken the country has arisen and followed him as a prophet. His unique power to explain simply and convincingly, to gain acceptance for ideas, has been his most powerful political tool. Last week in Washington his political advisers were urging that it was time for him again to use that tool, to bring 122,000,000 people once more enthusiastically to their feet, to cheer them, convince them again of the merit of his...

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