REPUBLICANS: Jolt for a Bandwagon

Outside, the California rain & wind snarled and snapped at a baby elephant which paced the sidewalk bearing a sign: "I like Ike." Inside, high & dry on the 15th floor of San Francisco's Mark Hopkins Hotel, visiting Republicans flocked through the enormous Taft-for-President suite. Genial Dave Ingalls, Bob Taft's cousin and chief strategist (TIME, Jan. 21), clucked over the guests and shooed them toward cocktails, Wisconsin cheese and steaming sausages. Influential G.O.P. men were ushered into an inner sanctum, urged to jump on the bandwagon while there was still time, and...

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