National Affairs: Who's for Whom

¶ Maryland's Theodore Roosevelt McKeldin (his state's fourth Republican governor in 70 years) nodded cautiously in the direction of Dwight Eisenhower. Said he: "It would be in the best interests of the Republican Party and the country as a whole for Eisenhower to return at once."

¶ The Washington Post, which usually does not endorse presidential aspirants, lined up squarely for Eisenhower. Truman against Taft, said the Post, would be Tweedledum against Tweedledee. "Eisenhower would be the dynamic force to rejuvenate our politics . . . restore our political health and give new life to our institutions."

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