Radio script for Millard F. Caldwell's 1944 campaign for election as Florida Governor (3 pages)


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Radio script for Millard F. Caldwell's 1944 campaign for election as Florida Governor (3 pages)
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Press Releases
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Caldwell, Millard Fillmore, 1897-
Caldwel, Millard F. ( donor )
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Box: 3
Folder: Press Releases


Subjects / Keywords:
Florida. Governor (1925-1949 : Caldwell)
Spatial Coverage:
North America -- United States of America -- Florida

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University of Florida
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Millard F. Caldwell may .be the second
in a succession of real statesmen In the office of Governor.
The people of Florid& have had a taste of -=state
administration in the service of G6vernor Speasard L floiland
and tey seem to like it. Unless they have a rapid change of
heart Caldvwell is very li_.ely to be the next to oeoupy the
coveted seat in Florida's capitol, --the progressive yet quaintly
ante bellum tow of Tallahassee from which he hails.
M L.. D has much to commend him to tho;.e seriously awaKened
citizens i*ho fear that Zurope is not tue only place where a
deaagogue ea change his spots over-aight and. take not only
their money by mismanagement an inoeptacity, but their govern-
ment and liberty as well.
While ainy candidates for office sing u song of return
ing government to the people, Caldwell has lived by that these
ll of his public and private life. ge believes that the solua
tion to stzte affairs in a democratic not by cen-
tralizWK -power in a stete capital but rather by letting people at
home hzve \ voice in their own destiny, gooc or bad. Through two
terms in Florid&a legislature ana lour in the United StEtes Con-
gress he has never betrayed this belief by act or vote* Caldwell..
philosophy pats lots of .aith in the or iaary man. He believes
that people are fit to rule taeir own affairs tnd that they will

do it well if they are left alone long enough to reali;.e that

if they ma&e mista es they will be tie ones. to suffer.
Caldwell's carek.r has been varied z..d interesting from
boyhood experience-. .fith his father, a farmer Lnc cattleman in

the hills of Tennessee, through active law practice, army ser-
vice tnd service in Congress do.n to his campaign for Governor,

(o rn in the country near Knoxville in the heart oi .tue Tennessee
mountains, those experiences h ve made u big man of him in size
and mind. In World War I he disdained, the easy route of a eom-
mission uns volunteered as a buac private, but when the cannon
ceased boomain he h-d acquired 6 shavetail's commission k2nd
Lieutenant) &nd a splenaoid :ysiue. The phys.i ue 4e still
has anQ if he should not be the peoples choicePit will not be

because he does not look the part,

// X->, Z> Caldwell is not out in the pattern of what the people
have cole to expect of candidates. He is not a baby kisser,

funeral attender nor sycophant at the altar of vote-getting
by Lay method, however low or insulting to the common sense

of the voter. He h&s never used his fraternal or Iaoa af-
filiction to seek votes. He hasn't tried to out-promise his
opponents. He figures anybody can promise anything but any-
body can't deliver. His record does some tall talking for him,
Almost every constituent in his oli. Congressional district except
those mad because he did not appoint them or their relatives to

public office 4mait that when he was in the Florida House or
United states Congress he could be depended upon to deliver
faithful and conscientious Lervice.
It is generally admitted that he hLs vigor, of the

right kind. In 19M9, he warned in legisi ture that if Florida

did not stop foolish bonding and refunding of bon.s that
some counties would still be struggling ~ith needless debt
when Gabriel ble.. his horn. The horn hasn't blown yet but
some counties are still paying znd had no prospect of relief
until Governor Bolland secured L eonstitutioa L1 amendment of
gas revenue"to pay county road nad bridge bonds
On the national scene he foresaw that war wjula find
us sadly short of rubber and tia* His Congressional committee.
recommended the buying of huge stook piles of rubber and tl*
during peace time to tie* us over the war. Congress tum4e the \
proposal down, so .*e &re forced to struggle &loqg oa retread aad
rationed foods. That kind of vision could put Florida 'right ao
top, -