THE PRESIDENCY: Morality Lecture

Settling back in his chair at Hyde Park, Franklin Roosevelt, master politician, last week delivered to the press a lecture on political morality. It was "immoral," he said, for some 20,000 Republicans in Idaho to have voted in the Democratic primary to nominate Representative D. Worth Clark over New Dealish Senator James P. Pope (TIME, Aug. 22). Such crossing of party lines, he said, defeated the purpose of the primary system, because members of one party could pick puny opponents for their own party's candidates to beat. As in Idaho, it...

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