For release Monday, April 7, 1952
In Washington today we work constantly on international problems. Quite rightly, the Congress is occupied with the fight for peace and the strengthening of the free nations of the world against the threat of Communist aggression.
In foreign affairs the issue is survival, and since survival is the issue, we must meet that issue with courage and intelligence. We must be consistent and sincere and ever opposed to vacillation, political expediency and the easy compromise.
There is not only a crisis abroad, but thore is a crisis here at home in Massachusetts. Our citizens who are out of work can testify to that out of their own bitter experience. Our competitive industrial position with other states has been weakened. Unemployment, particularly in our textile and shoe centers, is on the increase.
For entirely too long the representatives of Massachusetts in the United States Senate have stood by helplessly while our industries and jobs disappear. Because of this, thousands of families today are denied the opportunity for successful and decent living.
Other states have vigorous leaders in the United States Senate to defend the interests of their citizens - men who have definite goals based on constructive principles and who move toward these goals unswervingly. Massachusetts has need of such leadership.
I, therefore, am opposing Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., for the office of United States Senator from Massachusetts.