“We Republicans in the west want to know if Wall Street, the utilities, and the international bankers control our party and can select our candidate? I believe I am serving the best interests of the Republican Party by protesting in advance and exposing the machinations and attempts of J.P. Morgan and the New York utility bankers in forcing Wendell Willkie on the Republican Party.…There is nothing to the Willkie boom for President except the artificial public opinion being created by newspapers, magazines, and the radio. The reason [in] back of all this is money. Money is being spent by someone, and lots of it.” (Congressman Usher Burdick, indignant that Wendell Willkie (CFR), who until the year he ran was a registered Democrat and a rabid internationalist, won the Republican nomination, who seven weeks before the nominating convention showed that only three percent of Republicans favored him Congressional Record, Vol. 86, p. 8641. June 19, 1940.)

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