U.S. At War: Et Tu, Ralph

At the Republican Convention in 1940, Colorado's Governor Ralph L. Carr seconded the nomination of Wendell Willkie for President.

Last week ex-Governor Carr told the Portland Oregonian: "I don't think that Willkie can be nominated [by the Republicans] . . . that Willkie himself believes that he is a Republican [or] believes in the principles of the Republican Party. . . . He is a man of impulse."

At a Governors' convention in Denver, North Carolina's J. Melville Broughton cracked: "We are going to win the war whether the next President is a Republican, a Democrat or Mr. Willkie."


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