REPUBLICANS: The Man to Beat

The morning after last week's Nebraska primary, Ohio's Senator Robert A. Taft was standing in the Senate cloakroom, his eyes glued to the news ticker. A Democratic colleague called to him: "Is Stassen still winning?" "Yes, he's way ahead," replied Taft. "But Dewey and I together have more votes than he has."

Actually, Harold Stassen got only a trifle less than Taft and Dewey combined. He walked off with 43% of the vote, to 36% for Dewey and 11% for Taft.* And he had done more than win a popularity contest. Thirteen of Nebraska's 15 convention delegates announced that they...

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