U.S. At War: Bricker in the West

Ohio's John Bricker, plowing on against odds favoring Tom Dewey, moved into California last week. At a press conference in San Francisco's ancient St. Francis Hotel, he surprised newsmen with his growing sureness as a campaigner, pleased photographers by turning his handsome profile. Then, before the heavily Republican Commonwealth Club, which had heard from Harold Ickes on the day before, John Bricker made his fightingest speech yet.

He charged, in sum, that the President's leadership in the crucial prewar years left the U.S. unprepared, either by physical armament or mental attitude for the war.

Said John Bricker: "Is that the kind of leadership...

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