National Affairs: Silver Lining

Whatever the effect of President Truman's egregious action on foreign policy (see above), he was still head of the Democratic Party, still neck-deep in the campaign to keep Democratic control of Congress. His calling list last week was jammed with the names of visiting politicos bringing bulletins from the field, comparing notes, asking for advice and help from the President.

National Chairman Bob Hannegan, in & out of the White House all week long, turned up once with a whole swarm of 21 freshman Democratic candidates. Former Ambassador to Russia Joe Davies dropped by,...

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