DEMOCRATS: Varied Adventures in the West

Many a U.S. citizen experienced a sense of embarrassment as Harry Truman's campaign train headed into the far West. After his Omaha fiasco (TIME, June 14) the President of the U.S. seemed, for a few days, like a groggy fighter out in mid-ring with his eyes glazed and his hands down. He and his office took punishment from angry and shockingly undisciplined Democratic politicos, from a public which showed little interest in its distinguished visitor, and from Politician Harry Truman himself, a man with an unfortunate facility for slips of the tongue.

As his trouble deepened he got little aid...

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