U.S. At War: The Pros at Work

The always-predictable Frank C. Walker, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, last week let a nationwide radio audience in on the worst-kept secret of contemporary politics: the Democratic Party's platform for 1944 will be Franklin D. Roosevelt. Not "local problems," said Frank Walker, walking gingerly around the abyss of OPA, but "unfailing loyalty to our Commander in Chief" will determine next year's election.

To the Democrats, three terms had indeed made F.D.R. an indispensable man. In 1940 the Party had to be drafted to nominate its leader. Now the Democrats seemed desperate to...

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