National Affairs: Let's Get Started

When Bob Taft walked into the high-ceilinged Republican conference room in the Senate Office Building, he faced 230 reporters and 50 photographers—the largest press conference ever held on Capitol Hill. His blue tie slightly askew, the Ohio Senator made his way slowly from the door to a microphone-laden table, stopping to let photographers shoot and chuckling at their antics. "All right, let's get started," he said.. Then he made the announcement everybody expected: he will seek the Republican nomination for President.

Three Main Issues. Asked what the issues will be in the 1952 campaign, Taft was ready: "Well, my feeling is that...

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