Campaign Speech in St. Louis, Missouri

Harry S. Truman

From Rear Platform Remarks in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri

(On arriving, 8:25 p.m.)

October 30, 1948

Thank you—thank you very much. I can’t tell you how very much I appreciate this welcome to my home State. It is grand.

I have been from one end of the country to the other—north and south, east and west—and none of them has been any better than this. And that is the way it ought to be in Missouri.

I was born and raised in the “show me” State, and I
learned how “show me” works, and I have been showing them—the Republicans are on the run.

On Tuesday there is only one thing I want you to do, and that is to go out and vote for yourselves. If you will vote for yourselves, you will vote the straight Democratic ticket, and everything will be safe for the world, and for Missouri, and for the United States.

Now, don’t forget that. Just do a little thinking.

I am going to discuss the whole campaign tonight, and I hope you will listen to me. Then, if I am convincing just go and vote for your own best interests.

I can’t tell you how very much I appreciate this most cordial welcome to my own home State.

Thank you.

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