National Affairs: Shifts & Leanings

The uncertain science of political calculus indicates that Ike can win if the 146 uncommitted delegates divide evenly. Last week there was many an indication that his break among the uncommitted may be better than 50-50.

Politicians and pundits who had their binoculars trained on Michigan agreed that there were clear signals of a shift to Eisenhower. While National Committeeman Arthur Summerfield kept his silence, the word drifted through Republican conversations: Summerfield will come out for Ike at the proper moment. If he does, the Michigan delegation—now counted ten for Taft, ten for...

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