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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1499
AUTHOR: Walter Lippmann (1889–1974)
QUOTATION: Franklin D. Roosevelt is no crusader. He is no tribune of the people. He is no enemy of entrenched privilege. He is a pleasant man who, without any important qualifications for the office, would very much like to be President.
ATTRIBUTION: WALTER LIPPMANN, Interpretations, 1931–1932, ed. Allan Nevins, p. 262 (1932).
SUBJECTS: Presidency