National Affairs: The Strain Shows

Bob Taft appeared seriously worried by the effect on delegates of the argument that he cannot win in November. Characteristically, instead of soft-pedaling the issue, Taft met it headon. If nominated, he cried, he will carry 30 states and win by a 5,000,000-vote majority.*

"Thy Servant Robert." At the start of the week, Taft, taking the wheel himself, drove from Washington to Baltimore for a meeting with the Maryland delegation. Asked if he had won any of them to his side, he said: "They just don't rush up to you and say, 'Now we're for...

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