Talk:Harry S. Truman
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liberal form Missouri?
I would not deny that Truman was fairly liberal in his presidency, in terms of economic policy and civil rights. But he was a senator from Missouri, which is part of the ultra-conservative Old South. How did he get elected there? Just curious. I also wonder the same question about Lyndon Johnson (Texas). Yi Zhe Wu 22:28, 26 October 2007 (CDT)
- by "liberal" I mean a strong supporter of the New Deal, which Truman was. His base was the big city machines in Kansas City and St Louis. It is wrong to say the South was conservative; apart from race, in general, MOST southerners supported the New Deal.Richard Jensen 22:41, 26 October 2007 (CDT)