By Phyllis Schlafly
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Taft had pledges from 17 New York Delegates but, after the Dewey ukase, only four THE BIG STEAL— 1952 61 dared to vote for Taft on the contested Delegates, the same courageous four who had attended General Douglas MacArthur's Keynote Speech on the first night of the Convention, in defiance of Dewey's orders. None of the other 92 Deweycontrolled Delegates was permitted to attend the Keynote Speech of the Convention they were elected to participate in. 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.
2 He had never done anything in his entire life for the Republican Party. He was completely unknown outside his own limited circles. He was the high-salaried head of a large utility company. He had risen in the world as a lawyer who had successfully defended a large public utilities corporation against hundreds of 33 34 A CHOICE NOT AN ECHO personal-injury damage suits. With all these handicaps, it was unthinkable that such a man, with such a background, could receive the highest honor the Republican Party confers.
They devised a scheme whereby they would ignore the legally-elected Taft Delegates, hold rump meetings to which they would invite Democrats who had no intention of voting for any Republican in the November election, and have this illegal body "elect" Eisenhower Delegates, who would then try to unseat the Taft Delegates at the Convention. THE BIG STEAL—1952 57 The Eisenhower managers ran advertisements in Texas newspapers, and mailed vast quantities of postcards addressed to "Occupant", which invited Democrats to come to Republican Party meetings and "vote" for Eisenhower.
A Choice Not an Echo: The inside story of how American Presidents are chosen by Phyllis Schlafly