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Hanley, who was to have been the candidate, was bludgeoned into withdrawing. Hanley revealed in a letter which leaked out that he had been "humiliated" and was "disappointed and heartsick" over the pressure put on him, but he had withdrawn on the promise that his debts would be paid and he would be given a fat state job. The secret kingmakers never put all their eggs in one basket. They always have a stand-in waiting in the wings. Just on the outside chance that they might not be able to sell Ike to the Republican Party, they had placed their second choice, Harold Stassen, on ice as President of the University of Pennsylvania.

But again, Dewey's defeat did not bother the kingmakers at all. All they wanted was to make sure there was a candidate on both tickets who would rubberstamp their America Last foreign policy. The 1948 election results should have destroyed the Gallup Poll as a weapon which could again capture the presidential nomination. Gallup predicted that Dewey would be elected in a landslide. Leading liberal opinion-makers such as Walter Lippmann were so carried away by misplaced confidence in Gallup that they suggested we dispense with the election, save that national expense, and simply declare Dewey the winner over Truman.

While piously condemning evil, they entered the bagnio with it, With holy airs, they prejudged the issues, and with piety — and a hope of patronage — they cried corruption while corrupting their own small souls. It was a sickening spectacle. ' On Wednesday all pretense of fairness was forsaken. On Monday the old rules of 1948 were bad. 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.

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