Term IV

The fourth term campaign got off last week to a somewhat embarrassing start. A crew of some of the least-known political hacks in the Democratic Party, headed by Postmaster General Frank C. Walker, appeared at the White House and mumbled to the President to run again. Said Walker to reporters:

"I heard some of the men say that if the war was on, the President should be the candidate. I don't know that the President even heard them. . . . If he did, he smiled it off."

Next day another 100% New Dealer spoke up loudly enough to be heard....

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