DEMOCRATS: How to Give 'Em Hell

For a few heady moments last week, Democrats could close their eyes, open their ears and imagine that they were back in the good old days of 1948. Arriving in Des Moines for Iowa's Jackson Day dinner, that self-styled "political has-been," Harry Truman, grinned happily at the sight of a team of midget mules hitched to a cart that bore the sign "Welcome, Harry. Give 'Em Hell." Said he: "I never did give 'em hell. I just told them the truth and they couldn't stand it."

That evening, after 1,250 guests at the...

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