THE PRESIDENCY: What I Meant to Say . . .

There had not been such a howl from the bleachers since Fred ("Bonehead") Merkle failed to touch second base.

Harry Truman had started the week prosaically, greeting 21 Democratic candidates who had come to the White House for his blessing. "The first business of mine, of course," he said, "is being President of the United States, and working for all of the people of the country. My second business is to head the Democratic Party and I think the Democratic Party is the only party that has ever worked for all the people...

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