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The Roots of Modern ConservatismDewey, Taft, and the Battle for the Soul of the Republican Party$
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Michael Bowen

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780807834855

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807869192_bowen

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If We Sleep on This, We Are Really Suckers, 1952

If We Sleep on This, We Are Really Suckers, 1952

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(p.130) Six If We Sleep on This, We Are Really Suckers, 1952
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The Roots of Modern Conservatism
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Michael Bowen

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807869192_bowen.11

This chapter focuses on the end of the preconvention campaign. Heading into the national convention in July, each faction claimed it had commitments from roughly 500 to 600 pledged delegates out of 1,209, a much tighter race than the previous two election cycles. The Dewey wing also expected to benefit from the return of Eisenhower, who in June resigned his military commission to actively seek the presidency. This marked the end of a difficult five months for Dewey and his organization, having been forced to fend off Taft's charges that Eisenhower lacked principles and experience. Eisenhower's appearance eroded Taft's position and weakened his arguments. Following Eisenhower's highly contested nomination, the Taftites struggled over their role in the GOP.

Keywords:   preconvention campaign, election cycles, Eisenhower, Taftites, GOP

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