National Affairs: The Hero

Whenever next year's presidential election was mentioned last week, a lot of people seemed to have the same candidate in mind: Dwight D. Eisenhower.

New York's Tom Dewey said he had not changed his mind about Ike's candidacy, would stick by the promise he had made three months ago to support Eisenhower if he decided to run on the Republican ticket. A more surprising evidence of Ike's political appeal came from Louisiana's cigar-chomping Judge Leander Perez, national director of the States' Rights' (Dixiecrats) Committee. Perez told reporters that the Dixiecrats did not intend...

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