National Affairs: Dewey Gets Going

Thomas Edmund Dewey was too young, said the experts: a not-so-nice kid too big for his breeches; cocky, inexperienced both in politics and statesmanship —a ball of fire in New York, maybe, but just a city dude out where men are men and a cow is a cow.

Dewey did it the hard way. With his braintrusted speeches (at $3,000 a speech), without the help of one major G. O. P. figurehead, he entered every primary in sight, met every challenge head on. Last week he pulverized professionals, reduced experts to tears. Expected at best to break even, he swept the Wisconsin...

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