Term V, If Necessary

Said Democratic National Chairman Robert E. Hannegan: I favor the re-election of President Roosevelt in 1948 if a "comparable emergency" exists.

Anti-Fourth Termers gasped, as they had at the first mentions of Terms III and IV. But many other citizens got a little uneasy. Some remembered, even, that in 1940 any suggestion that a third term might lead to a fourth term was flatly and indignantly denied. Said Franklin Roosevelt, campaigning in Cleveland: "There is a great storm raging now. . . . And that storm ... is the true reason that I would like to stick by these people...

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