THE PRESIDENCY: Let's Hit the Ball

Into Washington last week, after a brief golfing vacation at California's Cypress Point, flew the Republican candidate for President of the U.S., clearly willing and ready to start swinging on two months of hard campaigning. At the airport, spotting a sign that said WE CONSERVATIVE DEMOCRATS LIKE IKE, Dwight Eisenhower got off an apt remark for a Republican candidate in 1956. "You're not conservative," he said. "You're just discerning Democrats."

"The Old Order Chcmgeth." At the presidential press conference the 186 correspondents were also thinking campaign thoughts. Had Ike changed his mind about barnstorming? "Well, no, I have not ......

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