In 1956 that is! Republican Party Platform of 1956 with President Eisenhower running for reelection. Republican Party Platforms: Republican Party Platform of 1956 - August 20, 1956 This ladies and gentlemen is the Greatest President of the Post Modern World War II Era. Ironically enough, The Republican Party of 1956 is more Liberal today than the Democratic Party of 2010. I just don't see a place in the party in 2010 for those like Ike however.