National Affairs: Carrying the Country

"We'll carry the country!" exclaimed Vice President Charles Curtis last week as he swung into Kansas to close his solitary nation-wide campaign for reelection.

Finale. It was a doleful and dispirited little group of Cabinet stumpsters who scattered to their homes to vote last week at the end of what they feared had been a long, hard, losing fight to re-elect Herbert Hoover. The betting odds were 5-to-1 against their President and candidate. Expert political newshawks on one Republican newspaper after another could see nothing but a Roosevelt sweep ahead. As if in a...

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