THE PRESIDENCY: I Accept Their Verdict

As the miles clicked past, gloom lengthened like a shadow over the little group gathered in the President's private car. At Vernon, Ind., at Cincinnati, at Chillicothe, the train stopped briefly to pick up last-minute press bulletins. They only confirmed the radio news. There was no doubt about it: Harry Truman's Democratic Party was taking a terrific trouncing.

As he stepped off the train in Washington the President still managed to smile. But he had a nasty cold which kept him from all but the most urgent business. Hoarse and sniffling, he had...

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