THE PRESIDENCY: If the People Command Me

Franklin Roosevelt lobbed the weekly quota of hopeful political questions back high and easy, like a bull pen catcher on a hot afternoon. Then Elizabeth May Craig of Maine newspapers, famed among correspondents for her unabashed demeanor at Presidential press conferences, fogged one over in her come-out-and-fight soprano: "Mr. President, would you care to say whether you think Governor Dewey would make a strong opponent?"

Newsmen roared. The President threw back his head in laughter. Said he: I'm taking notes on the methods of the White House Correspondents' Association. Do you draw...

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