National Affairs: Six Against Landon

Don't condescend to quarrel with your opponent. Let your underlings do it.

Hardly had Nominee Alf Landon's acceptance speech been broadcast (TIME, Aug. 3) than Franklin Roosevelt's ace political pressagent, Charles Michelson, began to plan to put this old political maxim into effect. For the occasion he arranged an hour's nation-wide radio hookup. For the job of demolishing Republican Landon he shrewdly picked six of the President's official inferiors and the Governor's official equals—six Democratic Governors, from six States geographically selected to enfilade Kansas from assorted distances and directions.

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