National Affairs: WHERE THEY STAND: A TAFT-IKE COUNT

Although the Republican National Convention is seven months away, its 1,200 delegates are already being lined up by state party leaders. At the convention the ranks may break; but now they are forming.

The campaign has already narrowed to a fight between Taft and Eisenhower; withdrawal of either would almost certainly result in victory for the other. Favorite sons and other minor candidates have less than 200 votes among them. None seems to have 25 votes outside his own state.

Taft seems to have 400 votes pretty solidly nailed down. Eisenhower, if he declares...

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