POLITICS: Ike, Where Are You?

Last summer, the men behind the Eisen-hower-for-President campaign were supremely confident. Once Ike agreed to accept, they said, neither Taft nor gloom of night could stop his nomination. "We don't need any organizations or managers," said former Senator Harry Darby of Kansas. "The only question is the general's availability." By October, the Ikemen had conceded the need for organization. But as late as December, the campaign manager, Massachusetts Senator Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., was still calm. Said he: "There's plenty of time."

While the Eisenhower men were thus expressing confidence, Ohio's Senator Robert A. Taft and his managers and organizations were...

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