THE PRESIDENCY: Right on the Line


"Right on the Line"

"Magnificent!" cried Minnesota's religiously Democratic Senator Hubert Humphrey—referring without qualification to the inaugural speech just delivered by a President of the opposite political faith. Humphrey was not alone in his estimation of Dwight Eisenhower's speech (TIME, Jan. 28); rarely before in U.S. political history had the ideals and ideas of one man struck so responsive a chord among politicians, pundits and just plain people of generally divergent opinions.

Democratic and Republican Congressmen alike joined in the chorus of praise for the President's dedication to "the building...

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