National Affairs: The Case Against Ike

After months of sniping, Colonel Robert R. McCormick's Chicago Tribune last week opened up a full-dress attack on Dwight Eisenhower as a candidate for President.

"As a Republican candidate," said the bitterly isolationist Tribune, "Eisenhower would be a joke. He was one of the coterie owing his advancement to George C. Marshall when the latter was Mr. Roosevelt's Army chief of staff . . . For Roosevelt and Marshall to install Eisenhower as Supreme Commander in Europe necessitated jumping him over 366 officers who ranked him. Eisenhower achieved his advancement through New Deal patronage, and he is not likely to forget...

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