National Affairs: Bristling Words

Issuing forth from ranch houses, county courthouses and statehouses across the nation, hoards of Democratic Party workers filled the crisp fall air with bristling words about their party, the opposition and the Democratic candidates. Confident that they were winning hands down, they knew when to ride entirely on local savvy and prestige, when to call in one of their headliners to rally up the homefolks. Among last week's headliners:

Missouri's Harry S. Truman, back in 1948 form ("I just tell the truth, and they think it's hell"), showed off his widest swings for an...

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