By Phyllis Schlafly
A decision, now not an Echo used to be issued in thousands of copies as an assault on Republican Governor Nelson Rockefeller and the jap Republican institution.
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Sherman Adams was there, presumably making the same kind of deals with state delegations that he later made with Bernard Goldfine for a vicuna coat and a Turkish rug. Winthrop Aldrich, President of the Chase Manhattan Bank, was there; for his pre-Convention services he was appointed Ambassador to England. Henry Ford II was there, with his yacht in Lake Michigan equipped to entertain wavering Delegates, and to provide a fleet of Mercuries with drivers for the use of pro-Ike Delegates. Eisenhower managers whispered that Delegates who held out for Taft would be marked for life.
The obvious choice was Senator Robert A. Taft, the man who was the acknowledged leader of the Republican Party in good years as well as bad, who had one of the most honorable and distinguished records of Government service of any man alive, who was respected by both friends and enemies, who was the choice of the overwhelming majority of organization Republicans. The kingmakers vetoed Taft. " Taft had scorned them at the Ogden Reid dinner party in 1940. The kingmakers knew he was not one of them.
2 Landon had boasted, "I have cooperated with the New Deal to the best of my ability," and had even issued public praise of New Deal radical Rexford G. 3 It was not mere coincidence that the kingmakers passed over Herbert Hoover as too conservative, and vetoed Colonel Frank Knox for first place on the ticket because, although a liberal, he had attacked Marxism and Socialism in the New Deal. 32 A CHOICE NOT AN ECHO When Landon was buried under an avalanche of electoral votes in 1936, the New York kingmakers breathed a collective sigh of relief that the Republican Party had escaped passing into control of the midwest.
A Choice Not an Echo: The inside story of how American Presidents are chosen by Phyllis Schlafly