National Affairs: Upsets & Switches

The Korean war had knocked both major political parties off the track. Old issues had vanished in a puff of acrid smoke. But by last week the politicians were getting their wheels under them again and were even blowing some preliminary whistles.

Democratic National Chairman William Boyle Jr. chugged into the White House to report to the chief, and chugged out again, to predict solid Democratic gains in November. He said confidently that the Democrats would retire Taft, Capehart and Donnell from the Senate. (Democrats were sure that "Mr. Republican," Ohio's Taft, was hurting...

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