Franklin Roosevelt recognized it plainly: the time had come this week when he had to take his problems to the people.
At home and abroad those problems were already in danger of getting out of hand.
So he spent long hours working on his radio address to the nation.
But turns of phrase were not his major difficulty. His difficulty was that on a dozen fronts the tide of events was all too evidently running against the U.S. Only with the people with him had he a chance of turning the tide.
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