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Jan. 14, 1948 Kansas City Star Political Cartoon, "Guessing Game," by Silvey Jackson Ray

September 11, 2008 | 7:21 p.m. CDT
In 1948, General Dwight Eisenhower, an American hero after World War II, received overtures from both Democrats and Republicans to run for president. The general had no announced political affiliation, and both parties believed his popularity would lead to victory in November. S.J. Ray succinctly visualizes the mutual interest of the parties in Eisenhower by picturing a Democratic donkey and Republican elephant simultaneously daydreaming about the general.



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