Saturday, November 03, 2012

Truman beats Dewey 1948

We are a few days away from the presidential election. 

This is a good time to remember the 64th anniversary of Truman vs Dewey, or the biggest upset in presidential election story.

On election day 1948, most experts picked Gov Dewey over Pres Truman.  It turned out to be different:

"In the last weeks before the election, Truman embarked on a "whistle-stop" campaign across the United States in defiance of his consistently poor showings in the polls.

He traveled to America's cities and towns, fighting to win over undecided voters by portraying himself as an outsider contending with a "do-nothing" Congress.

Truman, a one-time farmer who was elevated to the pinnacle of American politics because of his reputation for honesty and integrity, won the nation's affection, and he narrowly won a second term."

It was a shock, an upset! 

The Chicago Tribune was so certain that they went to print with the headline: Dewey beats Truman

What is the lesson of 1948?  Wait until all of the votes are counted!

I don't think that 2012 will be like 1948 but let's be cautiously optimistic and not assume anything!

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