National Affairs: On the Rise

Douglas MacArthur, Torn Dewey and Harold Stassen got most of the play in the political headlines and over the radios last week, but the man who was showing the biggest gains in the Republican presidential sweepstakes was Arthur Vandenberg. This week the Gallup poll clocked the race, confirmed what many a GOProfessional had already guessed: in the six weeks since Ike Eisenhower dropped out, the Michigan Senator's popularity had more than doubled; the declared candidates had neither gained nor lost much ground.*

No Bandwagon Zip. Many GOPoliticians were privately talking Vandenberg up as the...

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