National Affairs: One Out

Four years ago this month, Harold E. Stassen was the one man to beat for the Republican presidential nomination. The former Minnesota governor had swept to significant primary victories in Wisconsin and Nebraska, walloping Dewey, Taft, MacArthur, Warren and any others who got in his way. His supporters had a slogan: "No surpassin' Harold Stassen."

Dewey eventually exploded the 1948 Stassen balloon. This year the surpassin' came earlier. On leave from his job as president of the University of Pennsylvania, Stassen has been rolling through primary states, winding up at dead ends. In New Hampshire, he ran a poor third behind Eisenhower...

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