POLITICAL NOTES: Yes, Meaning Maybe

Robert A. Taft was trekking through Maine and New Hampshire last week, making speeches and conferring with Republican leaders behind the kind of doors invariably described as "closed." This looked just like a man lining up votes (New Hampshire will have the nation's first 1952 presidential primary, in March). Taft, nevertheless, kept on saying that he has not decided whether to run. Then, standing before a Portland Republican club, he made what sounded like an announcement: "If Republicans get out [and work], there isn't any doubt of my election." When the applause and laughter .subsided, Bob Taft quickly...

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