One phenomenon of the 1948 presidential campaign is its precocity: it is about five months ahead of schedule. So far almost all the news, and all the fun and dickering, have been on the Republican side. Last week's developments:

In Manhattan, the amateurish Draft-Eisenhower-for-President League granted its 17th and 18th state charters (to chapters in New York and Massachusetts). It also began passing out buttons ("I Like Ike") and got all tangled up in the political doubletalk of the week: "We want to keep away from any implication that he is a candidate. Though he hasn't said he won't be, he...

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