National Affairs: Mr. Thomas

After a tour of 15 states in the Midlands, Nominee Norman Thomas of the Socialist Party faced the fact that he could not win. He made an observation and a prediction:

"On both sides, openly and secretly, there is a great and unhealthy bigotry. The three R's—religion, race and rum—in the order named will sway thousands upon thousands of voters. Nevertheless, organization is very important, and I look to see the Republicans win because of their superior organization, if for no other reason."


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