Candidate at Sea

A handful of Minnesota political amateurs who hope to elect their first U.S.

President last week won their first and easiest victory. The Minnesota G.O.P.

committee officially endorsed their candidate—big, able Lieut. Commander Harold Stassen (who looks, in garrison cap, like a younger Eisenhower). From now on, their work will be more difficult.

They must campaign for a candidate who (because of Navy regulations) cannot admit he is running. They must convince everyone that his candidacy is no stalkinghorse for Wendell Willkie (many a Stassenite is, in fact, no Willkieite).

And they must prove that Stassen has a chance.

The two men who will...

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