With a red, white & blue "I Like Ike" button stuck in his lapel, Massachusetts' Senator Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. stood before a Washington press conference one day last week and discussed his new role: manager of the Eisenhower-for-President campaign. At last, a national Ike organization was off and running.

"Electing Eisenhower," said Lodge, "would be the biggest single blow that can be struck against Communism and the biggest single blow for world peace ... If he's in the White House, we have a good chance of avoiding World War III." The inevitable question was asked: Will Ike run? "Would...

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