U.S. At War: Willkie Testimony

In Connecticut last week, the New Deal candidate for governor made a desperate attempt to defeat popular Republican Governor Raymond E. Baldwin by accusing him of having "deserted" Willkie to become a "Hoover Republican." Governor Baldwin, who seconded Willkie's nomination in Philadelphia in 1940, and who had been a strongpoint in Willkie's strategy ever since, could not take this lying down. So Governor Baldwin told a little history. Said he:

"On the morning of the last day of the [Republican] convention, I called at Mr. Willkie's office in New York. ... I will never forget his words after he heard the actual...

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