National Affairs: Retreat from Jersey

The name of Robert A. Taft was entered in the New Jersey presidential primary on March 6, when the Taft campaign seemed to be rolling with gathering force toward the Republican nomination. That was before Ike Eisenhower walloped Taft in New Hampshire, and before the spectacular call for Ike in Minnesota. Last week, as the lens began to focus on New Jersey, Jersey's Governor Alfred E. Driscoll publicly announced what political observers had long known: he favors Eisenhower.

A Changed Tune. At first Driscoll's announcement didn't seem to bother Bob Taft at all. "We've...

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