Delicate Word

It was predetermined by the political stars that Democrat Franklin Roosevelt would some day have to come out for Democrat John J. Bennett for Governor of New York—though the President had fought Bennett bitterly in the primary convention. The only question was how? That called for the delicacy of a three-cushioned billiard shot.

A Gallup poll showed Republican Thomas E. Dewey leading the field with 53% of the votes to 37% for Bennett and 10% for the American Labor Party's Dean Alfange, who claimed to be "the only New Deal candidate." But the same poll showed that many a stanch...

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