U.S. At War: Five-a-Day

Wendell Willkie's 1944 future seemed to be staked on the Wisconsin primary of April 4. If he wins a majority of Wiscon sin's 24 delegates, he is still in the running for the G.O.P. nomination. If he does not, practical politicians were ready (& eager) to write him off. Willkie himself chose the battlefield, and it was a tough one. He chose a state partly within the reading orbit of the Chicago Tribune, a state that pledged its votes to Dewey in 1940.

He chose a state raised on LaFollette progressivism — but also on...

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