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Alexander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-02-07 04:32 PM
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107. Did FDR not threaten to refuse the nomination without Wallace in 1940?
I would be very interested in reading any of the information out of your books, since these books apparently contradict established facts.

From CNN:

"1940 (Chicago)

Convention delegates reluctantly select Agriculture Secretary Henry A. Wallace as FDR's running mate only after Eleanor Roosevelt makes a personal appearance at the convention, and Franklin Roosevelt threatens to refuse the presidential nomination without Wallace's selection.

Eleanor Roosevelt becomes the first First Lady to address a national political convention. She tells the delegates, "We cannot tell from day to day what may come. This is no ordinary time, no time for thinking about anything except what we can best do for the country as a whole....""


And the Chicago Sun-Times:

"When Roosevelt ran for a third term in 1940, Wallace was his surprise choice 60 years ago this month for the vice presidency. So many Democratic politicians were unhappy about Wallace that nomination was in doubt. Roosevelt threatened to quit the ticket unless Wallace was also the party's choice. FDR got his way."
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