National Affairs: No. No! NO!

The dignified way in which Ike Eisenhower had bowed out from the presidential race last January had only added to his stature. And the fact that he had left a small loophole in his statement excited, rather than dimmed, his supporters' hopes.

Ike had wrestled with his soul. The story around Washington was that he went to his old boss, George Marshall, about three months ago. The pressure for his candidacy had built up until it was almost irresistible. Ike felt that he would have to accept the call. But to the rigid and...

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