THE NATION: A Clear Call

Until March 11, the political words & deeds of 1952 were those of the politicians, the pundits and the pollsters. While nearly everyone agreed that Ike Eisenhower was a popular figure in the U.S., there was some doubt whether his popularity could be extended into the ballot box, and still more about whether it would be effective at the Republican National Convention.

Then the people began to have their say. The absent Ike's victory over a campaigning Senator Robert Taft in New Hampshire on March 11 was impressive enough. But when the Republican voters of Minnesota went to the polls through...

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