American POTUS

Truman's Big Win: Overconfidence vs. Confidence

March 29, 2021 Zachary Karabell Season 2 Episode 12
American POTUS
Truman's Big Win: Overconfidence vs. Confidence
Show Notes

We’ve all seen the picture, a smiling Harry Truman holding up the Chicago Daily Tribune’s front page with the headline “Dewey Defeats Truman”. But as with most headlines, there’s a lot of story behind the big bold print.  At the end of the day, it all really came down to overconfidence versus confidence, one side relishing in a supposedly insurmountable lead, the other – kickstarting a whistle-stop tour for the ages.
One of the greatest upsets in Presidential Election history, how Harry Truman shocked the world, is on this episode of American POTUS.