National Affairs: Food for Thought

Ever since V-J day, professional politicos had been padding softly behind General Dwight D. Eisenhower. His tremendous reputation, unencumbered by political liabilities, his wonderful nickname, his poise, tact, and amazing popularity made him the perfect presidential candidate. As a professional soldier he had no political commitments. He could run on either ticket.* But no matter how much applause he stirred up, the General consistently, calmly, sometimes humorously denied all political ambition.

Nevertheless, after he addressed the C.I.O. convention at Atlantic City last week, many a politico edged a little closer. When C.I.O. President...

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