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.
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... 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 ...
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