As expected, a sudden wind of Marshall-for-President gossip whistled through Washington. But a shrewd Democratic politician put his finger on one major fact of U.S. politics. Said he:

"Whether it wants to or not, a party possessed of a President must stand or fall on his record. If it nominates another candidate, primarily to avoid the record of its incumbent, it is licked before it starts. The opposition won't forget the record; neither will the voters.

"Right now Harry Truman is a candidate whether he says so or not. Unless he can find a damned good reason for ducking, he will...

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