THE PRESIDENCY: The Roosevelt Week: May 30, 1938

When Florida's Senator Claude Pepper won a resounding victory in a State primary last month, political wiseacres reached the solemn conclusion that Franklin Delano Roosevelt's popularity was on the upgrade. When Pennsylvania's Lieut.-Governor Thomas Patrick Kennedy (endorsed by Postmaster Farley), suffered a defeat in a State primary last week, political wiseacres reached the conclusion that Franklin Roosevelt's popularity was on the downgrade. Four days later, an Oregon primary election caused their judgment to be reversed.

At this rate, before the primary season is over, a terrific toll of cerebration will have been...

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