September 6, 2012 2:20 am

Alf Landon was right

From Mr David Paul.

Sir, With reference to Gary Silverman’s New York Notebook “Will Landon break his losing streak?” (September 5): with the benefit of hindsight, we now know that Alf Landon was right. Franklin D. Roosevelt’s policies never did lead to economic recovery. In the end it took British and French armaments orders to start that process. If the US electorate remembers, maybe that’s why “the Landon line” – that federal action had failed to create enough jobs – “is working better for Mr Romney”.

David Paul, London EC2, UK

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