OPINION: The Shadow

The shadow of war still darkens Republican Presidential ambitions, as it did in 1940. But if this shadow lifts, will another take its place? Last week FORTUNE'S Elmo Roper found that 22.7% of the people surveyed were agreed: "I would like to vote for someone else besides Roosevelt if the Republicans would nominate someone good, [but] I am not sure they will."*

FORTUNE then asked these people if a liberal G.O.P. platform would make them switch their vote, and a third of the 22.7% said yes. But in general the 22.7% seemed doubtful that the elephant could change his shape. Clearer...

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