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    What does "the Establishment" mean here?

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    As the fund story broke, Nixon wondered where Ike stood. Thursday went by, and Friday. No word from the General - to the public, or to Nixon. But the Establishment was at work: the very thing that had made Nixon godd "for balance" made him unpalatable in himself, seen through Establishment eyes.

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    Re: What does "the Establishment" mean here?

    Definition 2 here.

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    Re: What does "the Establishment" mean here?

    In this case I believe it is the "establishment" within the Republican party. Each party has its important leaders and financiers who often call the shots, often behind closed doors.

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