SRPA file BU75207B1 reveals a portion of Noah Grace's ascension to presidency during a public radio debate when he questions then President Franklin D. Roosevelt about his administration in military funding.
NOAH CALLS FOR GRACE
IN WHITE HOUSE
August 14th, 1940
During their radio debate last night,
republican presidential nominee Noah Grace blasted his
rival candidate, incumbent Franklin Roosevelt, for his
various secretive policies. The primary topic of
discussion: FDR's ballooning defense spending.
When Roosevelt claimed that his latest military buildup
initiative was essential to our national security, Grace
called foul. "I've had a look at the president's current
budget," argued Grace, "and frankly, it scares me. War
planes, bombs and supertanks? Americans are a
peace-loving people, just trying to put food on the table.
You can't feed your family with weapons and warfare."
Though the standing president countered that he was only
interested in protecting the U.S. border, Grace forged on.
"If we are in any danger of foreign invasion," demanded
Grace, "then he needs to tell us and he needs to tell us
now!" Firebrand Grace was met with a thunderous applause
from those in attendance.
Always the diplomat, however, FDR finally mustered a
convincing rebuttal. "I assure the good people of this
country that America is safer than it has ever been, but the
only way to maintain that safety is by staying on the ball.
Our administration employs the brightest minds and
hardest working individuals possible to keep our goals
moving forward and to put us on the front lines of
democracy and independence."
Grace then interrupted to quip, "Front lines? Sounds like
warmongering to me."
Does the upstart from Montana have what it takes to
overthrow one of the most popular presidents in recent
history? The polls show his support growing among
younger voters; particularly new families who don't want
their lives destroyed by America's intervention in a war