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On Wednesday the bad old rules and precedents of 1948 were cited by the same people, and now they were good. The rule of seating Delegates in 1948 was lamentable on Monday. "6 So the Convention, by a small margin, without hearing any of the evidence, overruled the Credentials Committee, overruled the Republican National Committee, threw out the Taft Delegates from Georgia, Texas and Louisiana, and seated Eisenhower Delegates. After the votes were counted on the issue of the contested Delegates, it was all over but the shouting.
Some forthright spokesmen in the Eisenhower camp began publicly to express their concern. " As a result, General Eisenhower personally seized control of his campaign and called on Senator Taft for help. On September 12, 1952, they met in New York and issued a campaign document which gave the voters a choice on foreign policy, the first choice in 20 years. " General Eisenhower and all Republican candidates in 1952 campaigned on the Republican Party Platform adopted by the 1952 Convention which promised: "We shall eliminate from the State Department and from every Federal office, all, wherever they may be found, who share responsibility for the needless predicaments and perils in which we find ourselves.
For example, one Delegate was a successful automobile dealer who had gone to the Convention pledged to vote for another candidate. He received a telegram advocating Willkie's nomination from almost every man or woman to whom he had sold a Packard auto- 42 A CHOICE NOT AN ECHO mobile. Many telegrams were not sent by the persons whose names were signed to them, and wires from all over the country showed unusual similarity in wording and misspellings. After the Delegate returned home and inquired, it was too late.