National Affairs: Caught with the Goods

As if Harry Truman and his Democrats did not already look sufficiently foolish, up popped the Milwaukee Journal with evidence that they had clutched a Communist to their heaving bosoms. The very day of the Wallace speech, the President had posed outside the White House with assorted Democratic congressional candidates, among them Edmund V. Bobrowicz of Wisconsin. He shook hands with them and gave them his party-leader blessing. To harassed Harry, it must have seemed a safe and harmless gesture.

But even this routine performance backfired. Bobrowicz, the Journal said, was a Communist....

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