National Affairs: Who's the Genius?

Well aware that every passing poll and primary attests to Dwight Eisenhower's extraordinary popularity with the voters, reporters at the President's press conference last week were fascinated by his unorthodox reaction to it all. Said the National Broadcasting Co.'s Ray Scherer: "You have generally said that you find yourself amazed that people would take the trouble to vote for you. I wonder if I could presume to ask why you find that such a phenomenon?"

"Well," replied Ike, "suppose they voted for you. Would you be astonished?" Scherer, who obviously was, gasped: "I certainly...

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