National Affairs: Everything to Gain

The biggest political news last week came from Wisconsin. There a group of ex-Willkieites announced that they would enter Chief of Staff Dwight D. Eisenhower in next April's presidential primary. (In Wisconsin a candidate's consent is not necessary to get his name on the ballot.) The Eisenhower boom was officially on.

Ike's backers knew just what they were doing. The scheme had been worked out by a wealthy, politics-wise Milwaukee insurance man named Milton Polland, who stumped the state for Nominee Wendell Willkie in 1940, and again in 1944 when Dewey won both the primary and the nomination. Polland had talked it...

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