Wendell Wilkie makes an appearance at Republican election headquarters during U.S. 1940 National Elections
United States USA Date:1940, November 6 Duration:3 min 26 sec Sound:Yes
Republican headquarters during the 1940 U.S. National elections. Huge boards listing the 48 States and their respective voter demographics, are set up to record election returns as they are reported. Posters of Wendell Wilkie and Charles McNary flank the status boards. Newspaper and radio reporters, and Republican supporters fill the hall. Suddenly cheers erupt among the crowd as candidate wendell Wilkie enters the hall and walks to a set of microphones. The crowd chants: "We want Wilkie,"preventing him from speaking.After some call for quiet, the room settles down. Wilkie tells the crowd: "I never felt better in my life," eliciting cheers.He speaks of being part of the greatest crusade of this century. Scene shifts to volunteers resting with feet outstretched in back of the hall. (It is well past midnight, and now November 6th.) Some are sleeping.
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