National Affairs: Who's for Whom

After Douglas MacArthur began to talk politics last summer, there were indications that he favored Robert A. Taft for President. MacArthur steadfastly kept his name out of primaries, talked like a Taft man, but made no announcement. When he refused to enter the New Hampshire primary, a slate of delegates filed as MacArthur men, insisted he was available as a candidate, and made plans to broadcast, on primary eve, recordings of his famous address to Congress.

That was too much for former State Senator J. Wesley Colburn of Nashua, who had withdrawn as chairman...

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