The Election: The Loser

In Albany, the wind was raw and sharp as the Governor of New York and his wife —both in solemn mood—boarded the train for Manhattan to vote, and then to wait a nation's decision. In Manhattan, 78 people were in line ahead of the Deweys in the Park Avenue precinct. The others stood aside, despite Dewey's protest that "We haven't anything else to do today. We can wait."

The anxious hours ticked away: lunch, just the Deweys together, in their five-bedroom suite at the Hotel Roosevelt; in the afternoon, a "thank you" meeting for 250 party leaders; dinner in an uptown apartment...

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