REPUBLICANS: Still Uphill

Eisenhower's road toward the Republican nomination still lies uphill. His first week of campaigning was highly successful, but it worked no miracles. At week's end, the count of committed delegates stood: Taft 450, Ike 388. Eisenhower can expect the second-choice votes of about 100 of the 129 delegates pledged to other candidates. But Taft is due to pick up the only 13 votes not yet chosen, and Taft has a present advantage in the fight for 71 delegates whose seats are contested. If he gets 50 of these, Taft will have in hand 530 votes, while Ike, even with...

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