The major new force in the 1944 election was the C.I.O.'s Political Action Com mittee. For months political analysts will debate the question: how effective was P.A.C.?
Had Franklin Roosevelt lost, the question would bring an easy answer: P.A.C.
was F.D.R.'s biggest liability. With the Roosevelt victory, the answer was less simple because: 1) the victory was so decisive that no single agency or group can be said to have swung it alone; 2) many a PACster would have voted for F.D.R.
anyway; and 3) grudging Democratic professionals are unwilling to give P.A.C....