Republicans: Whom Ike Likes

As the Philadelphia Inquirer told it last week, Dwight D. Eisenhower had picked his favorites for the Republican presidential nomination in 1964. In conversation with "political intimates," wrote Reporter Joseph H. Miller, Ike had made it clear he would happily support any one of four men — Pennsylvania's Governor William Scranton, Michigan's Governor George Romney, Kentucky's Senator Thruston Morton or retired General Lucius Clay. What made the list notable was the conspicuous absence of the current front runners, Arizona's Senator Barry Goldwater and New York's Governor Nelson Rockefeller.

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