One man more than any other in all history has given dynamic power and economic expression to the ageless New Deal. That man is Roosevelt. Roosevelt has never denied the principles of the New Deal and he never will. They are a part of his very being. Roosevelt, God willing, will in the future give the New Deal a firmer foundation than it has ever had before. So on with the New Deal, on with winning the war, and forward march for peace, justice, and jobs.
Henry A. Wallace January 22, 1944*
Henry Wallace had fought on the side of the angels in the BEW controversy, but the Broker State politics of the New Deal rarely rewarded angels. After July, 1943, struggling against disparate forces within the Democratic party that sought to dump him as Vice President in 1944, Wallace connected his own political survival with the postwar expansion of the New Deal. As the nomination struggle neared its climax in July, 1944, the Vice President found himself leading an alliance of liberals and CIO labor against a coalition of
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Publication information: Book title: The Rise and Fall of the People's Century: Henry A. Wallace and American Liberalism, 1941-1948. Contributors: Norman D. Markowitz - Author. Publisher: Free Press. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1973. Page number: 81.