1952 election
The United States presidential election, 1952 was held on 4 November 1952. The World War II hero Dwight D. Eisenhower ran as the Republican Party candidate, with California senator Richard Nixon serving as his running mate. Illinois governor Adlai Stevenson II was the Democratic Party candidate, with John Sparkman serving as his running mate. Major issues included the stalemate that had set in during the Korean War and corruption in the government; the economy was prosperous, and social issues played little role in the campaign. Eisenhower defeated the isolationist Ohio senator Robert A. Taft to win the Republican nomination, and he blasted Truman's policies as "Korea, Communism, and Corruption"; Truman's handpicked successor Stevenson was indecisive, and he only won in the Solid South, while the popular war hero Eisenhower won across the country. Eisenhower won the election with 449 electoral votes to Stevenson's 89 votes.