REPUBLICANS: Moose on the Loose

The reawakened Wendell Willkie last week demonstrated in Washington, D.C. how not to win Congressional friends.

For three hours, Willkie parried questions and thrust answers at an off-the-record dinner of freshman G.O.P. Congressmen. His hearers (who included such guests as Republican Leader Joseph Martin and New York's veteran James Wadsworth) agreed that Willkie's manner had been aggressive, some even said truculent. Willkie told Congressmen he could have the Presidential nomination if he wanted it; he was ready to go over their heads to the people. Old wiseheads, not hostile to Willkie, summed: a...

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