POLITICAL NOTES: Christmas Carols

The Democrats unwrapped an early Christmas package last week. Pollster George Gallup reported that in the key states of Pennsylvania (35 electoral votes) and Ohio (25) the Democrats are leading 51% to 49%. But the Republicans were still doing most of the political caroling.

Ex-Governor Harold Stassen reported on results of a six-state speaking tour from Colorado through the South to Florida (most of which is usually considered Taft territory). So far, he calculated hopefully, he had picked up 54 convention votes out of a possible 114. His claimed first-ballot total so far: 175.

Governor Tom Dewey enjoyed a cautious bout of...

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