POLITICS: A Plunge into Eyewash

When an impulsive Democrat entered Harry Truman's name in the New Hampshire presidential primary without consulting the White House. Truman gruffly announced that he would withdraw it. All these primaries are just eyewash and don't mean a thing when the national conventions meet, he huffed. Last week, just five days after he made that statement, Truman did a full back flip and plunged into the eyewash.

"I Shall Not Ask." In a letter to the New Hampshire secretary of state, the President wrote: "My statement last week was intended to explain that...

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