REPUBLICANS: Man of Experience

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At Springfield, Mass, last week, Dwight Eisenhower told one of the few jokes of his campaign. It was the story about the colonel who asked for a promotion on the grounds of long experience in the service. The commanding officer refused and said: "Do you see that mule over there? He has been in that battery for 25 years, and he is still a mule." Ike used the story to illustrate the difference between real experience and mere endurance in office.

Eisenhower himself has picked up more real political experience than...

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