Willkie Out

Wendell Willkie himself snuffed out the smoldering effort to draft him as a candidate against Tom Dewey for the Republican nomination for New York's governorship. Said he: "I realize that [the draft leaders'] urgent demands that I become a candidate are manifestations of protest against a political situation in which they find their viewpoints completely unrepresented. ... I long ago declared that I did not intend to be a candidate and I have no intention of becoming one." Thus Willkie bowed out, yielded the nomination to Dewey.

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