THE PRESIDENCY: Freshman History

Harry Truman, who often says that Bob Taft is his favorite Republican candidate for 1952, found another one that he likes even better: General Winfield Scott, hero of the War with Mexico.

With a disarming show of sympathy for General Eisenhower, Truman called the attention of his press conference last week to Scott's resounding defeat in 1852 at the hands of Democrat Franklin Pierce. Truman's reference to the Scott-Pierce campaign came in answer to a reporter's question as to what Truman thought of a military man in the presidency.

The question reflected one...

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