June 20, 1936 - Editorial - Pussyfooting About the President, by George Lorimer
It is the fashion Among many critics of the New Deal, both journalists and businessmen, to speak of the President as a well-meaning man who does not understand the implications of his policies, and who is being coaxed along a road that is destructive of the American System by clever associates who are dealing from the bottom of the pack.
We credit the President with more brains than that. There is no indication that he is not the moving spirit behind the New Deal, even though he has had help from advisers whose views square with his. Those whose minds did not meet his have walked the plank, one by one.
Render unto Roosevelt the things that are Roosevelt's. We believe that the President knows exactly what he is doing, and that he has definite objectives in mind. (pg. 22)