REPUBLICANS: One Man's Doubt

Bob Taft had been running a slight temperature for a month, and he had severe pain in his right hip. After four days in the Army's Walter Reed Hospital, he flew home to Cincinnati and checked in at Holmes Hospital. There, one evening last week, he wrapped a blue robe around his bright yellow pajamas and dictated a speech. The next night, in the brilliant Hall of Mirrors of Cincinnati's Netherland Plaza hotel, Taft's second son, Lawyer Robert Taft Jr., stepped before a dinner of the National Conference of Christians & Jews...

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