National Affairs: Tit for Tat

Aware that Oregon was probably an Eisenhower state, Senator Taft prudently kept his name out of the popularity contest in last week's primary. But in the confused race among 50-odd candidates for the state's 18 delegates to the Republican convention, a Taft-Ike battle developed anyway. On the eve of the vote, the Ike forces glumly conceded that Taft might win three or four of the delegates.

The glumness vanished as the returns came in. This week, with the count nearly completed, Eisenhower had carried all 18 delegates, swept 68% of the Republican vote. California's Governor Earl Warren, who chose Oregon for his...

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