Representative Ike Skelton
|"He was a man of determination. Prior to the 1948 Presidential
election, pundits and pollsters had written off Harry Truman. Just
before the election, I asked my father if President Truman had a chance
to win. My Dad replied, "Ike, don't count Harry Truman out."
Truman didn't let others convince him that his race for a term in
his own right would fail. Instead, he took his message directly to
the American people during his trademark whistlestop campaign tour.
Then, as now, America loved a man with guts, and Truman's persistence
was rewarded with a tremendous victory on election day."