It seemed clearer than ever last week that there is no use guessing what Harry Truman can or will do. Post-election predictions that the President would purge Cabinet members who had failed to fight for him in the campaign had proved so far about as accurate as the election forecasts.*

Eventually there might be some jettisoning of Cabinet members not in full sympathy with the "Second New Deal." But nobody knew better than Harry Truman that for the four-year term he had earned for himself he would need tough and able men high in public confidence. A vengeful victor might...

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