THE ELECTION: What Happened?

Did Harry Truman fall or was he pushed?

In the post-election litter of blurred posters, old bunting and battered hopes, the country sat down to figure it out. Mr. Truman, who had predicted that the voters would return him a Fair Deal Congress, had been as wrong in 1950 as he had been right in 1948. The mid-term election was, in many respects, a personal defeat. What knocked Mr. Truman off his pedestal last week?

There were as many incidental answers as there had been races for House and Senate seats. One reason, for...

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