THE NATION: The Question of Ike

In the year 1951, it was Ike Eisenhower's destiny that the U.S. should look at him over the shoulder of a question mark. When his five-starred Constellation took off from Paris last week, the full-time business of running Europe's defenses may have been uppermost in his mind, but he landed, nonetheless, right in the middle of the biggest question of domestic politics: Is Ike a candidate for President in 1952? Reporters asked it as he landed at New York's Mitchel Field, asked it again when he greeted his grandchildren at Fort Knox, Ky., and asked it every time he turned...

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