NAZIS ARE ORDERED
TO ASSIST WILLKIE
Told to Use Money and Effort,
He Says, as Roosevelt Defeat
Is Necessary to Hitler.
HE ALSO LINKS APPEASERS
Republican Held Patriotic but
Confused in Mind on World
Special to The New York Times
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 25 – Charg-
ing that Nazi agents had been or-
dered to spend money and effort to
accomplish the defeat of President
Roosevelt next month, Henry A.
Wallace asserted at a campaign
rally tonight that a Republican
victory was a necessity for the
plans of Adolf Hitler and his fellow-
This from the New York Times, October 26, 1940. Far be it from me to criticize progressive hero Henry Wallace, but … okay … no … fuck it. You know what? Let’s go ahead and criticize progressive hero Henry Wallace.
He’s a great big asshole, in this instance anyway.
(h/t Ben Smith over at Politico)
(You can buy a copy of the NYT article here.)
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