The Pot Boils, Oct. 26, 1942

The political breezes that blew into Washington from the West shortly after Franklin Roosevelt's secret trip felt warm & good to Democratic strategists. Sensitive as weather vanes to political currents, they felt an upsurge of Democratic feeling. Franklin Roosevelt's trip had been as unpolitical as Franklin Roosevelt can make any appearance. He had stimulated political feeling in his own masterful way, by brilliantly dissociating himself from the entire Washington mess, in the press conference at which he blamed Congress, the press, and his own Administration for all the faults the people had...

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