PERRY, OBAMA, AND HARRY TRUMAN
To The Point News ^ | 12th January 2012 | Dr. Jack Wheeler
Posted on Friday, January 13, 2012 9:46:32 AM by shield
It’s starting to look like 1948 all over again.
Mark Twain observed that while history doesn’t repeat itself, it often rhymes. The 2012 presidential campaign is now rhyming with that of 1948 in iambic trimeter – the poetic form tragedians of Ancient Greece such as Aeschylus and Sophocles used to best express portending doom.
So let’s revisit that extraordinary yesteryear of 1948, resulting in the most famous upset in American politics – Democrat Harry Truman defeating Republican Tom Dewey – and see how we can avoid a similar outcome by using it to our advantage…..
- Reconsidering Perry and Huntsman (politicalwire.com)
- Why the Truman Analogy Doesn’t Hold (politicalwire.com)
- Clark Clifford memo to Harry Truman about the 1948 election (thehill.com)
- Obama Kicks Off 2012 Campaign With New Love for Vetoes (ibtimes.com)
- Book Review: Give ‘Em Hell: The Tumultuous Years of Harry Truman’s Presidency, in His Own Words and Voice [Paperback with CD] (themoderatevoice.com)