History Book Review – Almost President: The Men Who Lost the Race but Changed the Nation by Scott Farris
Few among us always have backed winning candidates. This book, despite its overstated subtitle, is a readable introduction to the necessity of losing in the political wars.
As a 16-year-old son of Republican parents, I vividly remember waking up on the morning after the 1948 (Truman vs. Dewey) presidential election to find my parents overcome with gloom. It had not seemed possible for Thomas Dewey to have lost. Four years later, it was Ike and Adlai, and, having abandoned my Republican roots, I had to deal with another loss.
Since then, the wins and losses have evened out.
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