The Listening Campaign

With almost metronomic precision, the Dewey train clacked West. It arrived late only once (Des Moines); if it was ahead of time, it loitered in the yards so as to arrive in town on the very pin point of schedule. The advance of the train was prepared for with the crispest American efficiency. This at first bored, then interested, then absorbed the 63 newsmen on the train.

At every stop, six copies of all local papers were brought aboard for the candidate. At each important stop, the routine was exactly the same: a...

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