POLITICAL NOTES: He Wears Well

Professional politicians suddenly realized that 1948 is only eleven months away. Back on the job after a long illness, Democratic National Chairman Bob Hannegan got started in a hurry.

In a rousing speech before 2,000 New York postal employees (prohibited by law from playing politics), Postmaster Hannegan made what amounted to an official announcement that Harry Truman will be a candidate next year. He piled up his eulogies like a convention keynoter: "Granite courage . . . level-headed wisdom . . . integrity and high statesmanship." Carefully omitting any reference to F.D.R. and the New Deal, he laid down the...

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