REPUBLICANS: The Battle of Omaha

The Republican National Committee marched into snowbound Omaha last week, bitter, bewildered and quarrelsome. They had come to find some constructive answers to the lessons of five consecutive presidential defeats. Instead, they plunged "angrily into a vicious, bare-knuckle denunciation of Candidate Tom Dewey and his hand-picked national chairman, Congressman Hugh Scott Jr., of Philadelphia.

A $10 dinner of breast of capon on ham soothed no one; neither did Senator Kenneth Wherry, Nebraska undertaker and now the Republican floor leader, who wound up a luncheon speech by pleading: "Let's smile right now."...

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