At the moment President Eisenhower said he would run, another question became the No. 1 political puzzle in the U.S.: Will Vice President Nixon be his running mate? It was the very first question asked at the President's news conference. "As a matter of fact," Eisenhower answered, "I wouldn't mention the vice-presidency, in spite of my tremendous admiration for Mr. Nixon, for this reason: I believe it is traditional that the Vice President is not nominated until after . . . a presidential candidate is nominated. So I think that we will...

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