National Affairs: An Urge to Run

An Urge to Run Just back from an 8:30 a.m. appointment with the President, Leonard Hall called his Republican National Committee staff together one day last week to read off an announcement: he had decided to resign as national committee chairman. "You're a great crew!" Hall boomed. Called a female voice: "You're a great boss!"

Hall is undoubtedly the best chairman the Republicans have had in a generation: shrewd and eupeptic, confident about his political knowledge. He planned the famous "Salute to Ike" dinners, bringing a fat $4,000,000 into...

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