Though still bearing the tan of his Bahamian vacation, President Roosevelt seemed to White House observers last week almost as tired, harassed and supersensitive as when he went away. Three mutually aggravating circumstances had helped to make him so. They were:
1) Congressional delay, caused by an unwieldy party majority, lax leadership and the customary rebelliousness of Congressmen at Presidential midterm;
2) steadily bolder hammering at his legislative program by critics;
3) growing confusion among plain citizens as to the direction of the New Deal program, growing doubt as to whether the...