DEMOCRATS: The Struggle

The 29th Democratic National Convention got under way in Chicago this week after one of the most furious weeks of politicking Washington had ever seen.

The struggle was over the Vice Presidential nomination. Almost all of the most powerful New Dealers were involved, because they think: 1) the next Vice President may very possibly become President*; and 2) Henry Wallace is no vote-catching asset to the party.

The swift interplay of forces began when the plane bringing Henry Wallace back from Chungking touched the runway at Fairbanks, Alaska. Roly-poly Samuel Rosenman, the President's...

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