The only person in 1948 who thought Truman had a chance in 1948 was Harry, and even he wasn’t all that convinced.
The President’s efforts had not been altogether wasted…But when he damned the Eightieth Congress and the Taft-Hartley law, nobody seemed really to care or listen…Harry Truman’s sarcastic reply that the Republicans just kept saying, “I can do it better,” had boomeranged. The people thought the Republicans probably could do it better.—Time, November 1.
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Between election and inauguration day—with a Dewey victory—an Administration that stands defeated and on the way out of office will continue to run the country…Mr. Truman in the seventy-eight days between election and inauguration day will function as President, making decisions, shaping policies, filling jobs that all may be undone after January 20.—U. S. News-World Report, November 5.
This year the Presidential race can be taken for granted…as we view this campaign from a detached position, we all know that the trend is conservative…My guess is that there will be a dozen or so more Republicans in the new Congress.—Raymond Moley in Newsweek, November 1.
Dewey is in, of course…Operation Takeover—the Dewey Team’s preparation for picking up the reins of the national government—will headquarter in Albany. Dewey himself plans to remain as Governor of New York until shortly before inauguration day.—Business Week, October 30.
The one outcome of the November election about which any serious doubt is expressed by objective-minded persons is the political complexion of the new Senate.—Mark Sullivan in the New York Herald Tribune, October 1.