Draft Eisenhower Movement

The Draft Eisenhower movement was the first successful political draft of the 20th century to take a private citizen to the Oval Office. It was a widespread American grassroots political movement that eventually persuaded Dwight D. Eisenhower to run for President. The movement culminated in the 1952 presidential election in which Eisenhower won the Republican nomination and defeated Democrat Adlai Stevenson to become the 34th President of the United States.

Read more about Draft Eisenhower MovementEisenhower's Rise To Fame

Other articles related to "draft eisenhower movement, eisenhower":

Draft Eisenhower Movement - "I Like Ike" - The New Hampshire Primary
... On January 6, 1952, Lodge entered Eisenhower's name into the New Hampshire primary ballot without Eisenhower's permission ... Afterward, Eisenhower finally stated that if offered the Republican nomination for the presidency, he would accept it ... However, for several weeks, Eisenhower was a non-participant and would not speak out on his views or declare himself a candidate ...

Famous quotes containing the words movement, draft and/or eisenhower:

    I have been photographing our toilet, that glossy enameled receptacle of extraordinary beauty.... Here was every sensuous curve of the “human figure divine” but minus the imperfections. Never did the Greeks reach a more significant consummation to their culture, and it somehow reminded me, in the glory of its chaste convulsions and in its swelling, sweeping, forward movement of finely progressing contours, of the Victory of Samothrace.
    Edward Weston (1886–1958)

    It is crystal clear to me that if Arabs put down a draft resolution blaming Israel for the recent earthquake in Iran it would probably have a majority, the U.S. would veto it and Britain and France would abstain.
    Amos Oz (b. 1939)

    Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.
    —Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890–1969)