(AUDIO FILE FROM "SAME TIME, SAME STATION-THE BEST OF OLD TIME RADIO", HOSTED BY JERRY HAENDIGES)
In an election year so deep in in superfluous SH*T that it would overflow a fly fisher's waders.....let's take a break and have a listen, shall we? ;)
The Presidential Election of 1944....FDR and Truman (Democratic incumbents), against Thomas Dewey and John Bricker (Republican).
This is a CBS broadcast Sponsored by the One Thousand Club of The United States of America, for the re-election of FDR, from November 6, 1944.
Bring the peace...win the war...keep Dewey in Albany....pretty straightforward message for a difficult time. Well, at least at a time when Democrats had a spine, principles, and a message they stood by and didn't constantly compromise on....also amazing how much of what was said about the Republicans then still fits them today......
EVERYONE is in this......Hollywood--represented by Judy Garland, Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Keenan Wynn, Groucho Marx, Talullah Bankhead, Joan Bennett, Irving Berlin, Virginia Bruce, Claudette Colbert, Joseph Cotton, Linda Darnell, John Garfield, Paulette Goddard, Susan Hayward, Rita Hayworth, Walter Houston, Rex Ingram, George Jessel, Danny Kaye, Gene Kelly, Evelyn Keyes, Paul Muni, George Raft, Edward G. Robinson, Gale Sondergaard, Lana Turner, Monty Woolley, Jane Wyman, Keenan Wynn, June Richmond, Earl Robinson and Clarence Muse. New York--represented by Gertrude Berg, Milton Berle, Franchot Tone, Frank Sinatra, Quentin Reynolds, Averell Harriman......A Speech by FDR.......AND a host of Americans...regular Americans who were informed voters. Informed voters??
**Sigh**......You mean voters not "informed" by Fox News? My oh, my.........