Tom Dewey, the victor of Oregon, rode the popular Republican crest last week. When newsmen told him that Harold Stassen had once again declared—with a snappish no—that he would not run for Vice President on a ticket with Dewey, Governor Tom replied: "That's the biggest laugh I've had in a long time."

But being out in front also brought embarrassing moments. A growing number of Republicans, joined by several newspaper columnists, were suggesting that the strongest Republican ticket would be Arthur Vandenberg for President and Tom Dewey for Vice President. Columnist Walter Lippmann wrote that Dewey is "entirely competent to...

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