REPUBLICANS: Bob the Bugler

The surest thing about the Taft-Eisenhower convention fight was that neither could win the presidency without the wholehearted support of the faction led by the other. Within the hour after Ike was nominated, Taft pledged his support; then he left for a Canadian vacation, and many Taft partisans began to drag their feet. Their feeling was voiced by Indiana's Republican Chairman Cale J. Holder: "Until Bob Taft blows the bugle, a lot of us aren't going to fight in the army."

"Enjoyable ... Enjoyable." Last week Bob blew the bugle. At Ike's invitation, he drove up to Eisenhower's Columbia University...

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