U.S. At War: Man Wanted

The wooing of Wendell Willkie went on. Last week President Roosevelt admitted that he had communicated with Willkie, a fact which convicted him of tarradiddling* the week before. (The first letter had been written July 13.)

Willkie's attitude was virtually the same as it was to Tom Dewey's overtures: he would not let himself be used by either candidate until his mind was made up on their foreign-policy intentions. He made a careful distinction between Candidate Roosevelt and President Roosevelt: "I would much prefer that... no conference occur until after the election. But if the President of the United States wishes to...

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