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

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.

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.