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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