"There was an old mythologist who was supposed, every time his feet touched the ground, to redouble his strength. When I go about the country ... I feel that I regain my strength by just meeting the American people."

When Franklin Delano Roosevelt made this statement at Boise, Idaho, last week the "mythologist" to whom he referred was presumably the giant, Antaeus, whom Hercules defeated by lifting him off the ground and strangling him. Even more justifiably, he might have compared himself to a mythical hero with whom his listeners in the Northwest...

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