Republicans: The More the Better

It certainly seemed to be front-page news, and that is just the way the New York Times handled it: EISENHOWER URGES LODGE TO PURSUE G.O.P. NOMI NATION. The story, under the byline of Washington Correspondent Felix Belair Jr., intimated that Ike had all but selected Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., now the U.S. Ambassador to Saigon, as his personal favorite for next year's Republican presidential nomination. Wrote Bel-air of Ike's sentiments: "He regards Mr. Lodge as one of the very few Republicans who could compete on equal terms with President Johnson on the...

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