REPUBLICANS: Victory in the Air

Instead of ripping into Harry Truman for I'affaire Vinson, Tom Dewey decided to let the President's action speak for itself. It was good judgment and good politics. He would gain both votes and stature by refusing to follow Truman's lead in playing politics with the nation's foreign policy.

For the record, Dewey said simply and reassuringly that the U.S. is solidly behind "the labors of our bipartisan delegation at Paris and specifically its insistence on a prompt lifting of the blockade of Berlin." Said Dewey: "The nations of the world can rest assured...

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