THE PRESIDENCY: Rx for Democrats

Harry Truman once complained that it is easier to move Barnum & Bailey's circus across the country than it is for a U.S. President to travel. This week, as the White House hummed with preparations for his first all-out political trip of the campaign, Harry Truman was making the Big Top look like a pup tent.

All along the presidential route, railroaders and secret service men checked every culvert and every bridge over which the 18-car presidential special would pass. Presidential Ghostwriters Clark Clifford and Sam Rosenman jotted down ideas for scores of...

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