Presidential Possibilities, 1956

Archive Report

Rivalry for the Presidential Nominations

President eisenhower'S resumption at Gettysburg of a progressively increasing share of the duties of his office has given Republican party leaders renewed hope of prevailing upon him to run again in 1956. However, current indications that Eisenhower soon will be able to take full charge at the White House, and fill out his present term in active command, do not necessarily foreshadow willingness to carry the heavy burdens of the presidency for four additional years.

The President's heart attack on Sept, 24 completely altered the picture of next year's presidential election contest as it then existed. Only two weeks earlier, at a Denver breakfast meeting of Republican state chairmen, Eisenhower had warned that “humans are frail” and had cautioned against pinning ...

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