Election 1944: 4th term opposed by Boston Post (10-17-44)

The Pittsburgh Press (October 17, 1944)


4th term opposed by Boston Post

Boston, Massachusetts (UP) –
The Boston Post (Independent-Democratic) said editorially today that it “cannot conscientiously support a fourth-term candidate for President.”

The Post said:

Four years ago, a similar position was taken by this newspaper against a third term, and the reasons for the decision taken have not altered but have been aggravated by the events of four of the most decisive years in the history of the nation and the world.

The Post said it was undemocratic “to accept calmly the possibility of a fourth term because of the precedent of the third term.”